Definitions for Amplitudeˈæm plɪˌtud, -ˌtyud

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

am•pli•tudeˈæm plɪˌtud, -ˌtyud(n.)

  1. the state or quality of being ample, esp. as to breadth or width; largeness.

  2. large or full measure; abundance.

  3. mental range, scope, or capacity.

  4. the absolute value of the maximum displacement from a zero value during one period of an oscillation.

    Category: Physics

  5. the maximum deviation of an alternating current from its average value.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  6. the arc of the horizon measured from the east or west point to the point where a vertical circle through a heavenly body would intersect the horizon.

    Category: Astronomy

  7. Category: Math

    Ref: argument (def. 8b). 8 2

Origin of amplitude:

1540–50; < L amplitūdō. See ample , -i -, -tude

Princeton's WordNet

  1. amplitude(noun)

    (physics) the maximum displacement of a periodic wave

  2. amplitude, bountifulness, bounty(noun)

    the property of copious abundance

  3. amplitude(noun)

    greatness of magnitude


  1. amplitude(Noun)

    The measure of something's size, especially in terms of width or breadth; largeness, magnitude.

  2. amplitude(Noun)

    The maximum absolute value of the vertical component of a curve or function, especially one that is periodic.

  3. amplitude(Noun)

    The maximum absolute value of some quantity that varies.

  4. Origin: amplitude, from amplitudo, from amplus; see ample and -tude.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amplitude(noun)

    state of being ample; extent of surface or space; largeness of dimensions; size

  2. Amplitude(noun)

    largeness, in a figurative sense; breadth; abundance; fullness

  3. Amplitude(noun)

    of extent of capacity or intellectual powers

  4. Amplitude(noun)

    of extent of means or resources

  5. Amplitude(noun)

    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

  6. Amplitude(noun)

    the arc of the horizon between the true east or west point and the foot of the vertical circle passing through any star or object

  7. Amplitude(noun)

    the horizontal line which measures the distance to which a projectile is thrown; the range

  8. Amplitude(noun)

    the extent of a movement measured from the starting point or position of equilibrium; -- applied especially to vibratory movements

  9. Amplitude(noun)

    an angle upon which the value of some function depends; -- a term used more especially in connection with elliptic functions


  1. Amplitude

    The amplitude of a periodic variable is a measure of its change over a single period. There are various definitions of amplitude, which are all functions of the magnitude of the difference between the variable's extreme values. In older texts the phase is sometimes called the amplitude.

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scope or extent

breadth of outlook.

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