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Definition of amplitude:

  1. An angle upon which the value of some function depends; - a term used more especially in connection with elliptic functions.
  2. Largeness, in a figurative sense; breadth; abundance; fullness.
  3. Of extent of capacity or intellectual powers.
  4. Of extent of means or resources.
  5. State of being ample; extent of surface or space; largeness of dimensions; size.
  6. The arc of the horizon between the true east or west point and the center of the sun, or a star, at its rising or setting. At the rising, the amplitude is eastern or ortive: at the setting, it is western, occiduous, or occasive.
  7. The arc of the horizon between the true east or west point and the center of the sun, or a star, at its rising or setting. At the rising, the amplitude is eastern or ortive: at the setting, it is western, occiduous, or occasive. It is also northern or southern, when north or south of the equator.
  8. The extent of a movement measured from the starting point or position of equilibrium; - applied especially to vibratory movements.
  9. The horizontal line which measures the distance to which a projectile is thrown; the range.

Synonyms:

scope, centrifugal force, compass, bounty, bountifulness, calorific, realm, confines, bonding, ambit, balance, absorbance, attraction, bounteousness, sizableness, centripetal force, big, mass, air resistance, reach, premium, capillary action, sweep.

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