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amplitude

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noun am·pli·tude \-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Simple Definition of amplitude

  • : a measurement that indicates the movement or vibration of something (such as a sound wave or a radio wave)

Full Definition of amplitude

  1. 1 :  extent of dignity, excellence, or splendor

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being ample :  fullness, abundance

  3. 3 :  the extent or range of a quality, property, process, or phenomenon: as a :  the extent of a vibratory movement (as of a pendulum) measured from the mean position to an extreme b :  the maximum departure of the value of an alternating current or wave from the average value

  4. 4 :  the angle assigned to a complex number when it is plotted in a complex plane using polar coordinates —called also argument — compare absolute value 2

Examples of amplitude

  1. <the amplitude of Thomas Jefferson's interests—government, architecture, agriculture, science, philosophy—is truly awesome>



1542

First Known Use of amplitude

1542


Medical Dictionary

amplitude

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noun am·pli·tude \ˈam-plə-ˌt(y)üd\

Medical Definition of amplitude

  1. 1:  the extent or range of a quality, property, process, or phenomenon: asa:  the extent of a vibratory movement (as of a pendulum) measured from the mean position to an extremeb:  the maximum departure of the value of an alternating current or wave from the average value





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