What does Amplitude mean?

Definitions for Amplitudeˈæm plɪˌtud, -ˌtyud

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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

  10. Origin: [L. amplitudo, fr. amplus: cf. F. amplitude. See Ample.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Amplitude

    am′pli-tūd, n. largeness: abundance: width: splendour: wide range of mind: the distance from the east point of a horizon at which a heavenly body rises, or from the west point at which it sets. [Fr.—L. amplitudo.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Amplitude in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Amplitude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    It's not your aptitude but your attitude that determines your altitude and amplitude in life! Have a positive attitude - always!

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Ce ne est pas votre aptitude, mais votre attitude qui détermine votre altitude et l'amplitude dans la vie! Avoir une attitude positive - toujours!

  3. Stephen Jay Gould:

    The true beauty of nature is her amplitude she exists neither for nor because of us, and possesses a staying power that all our nuclear arsenals cannot threaten (much as we can easily destroy our puny selves).

  4. Julie Cote:

    So the results of this study when we measured muscle activity in walking we show lower muscle activity amplitude, we show more variable muscle activity patterns and we show less co-activation all with no impact on productivity on the typing performance.

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