amplitude

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

am·pli·tude

noun \-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

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

Full Definition of AMPLITUDE

1
:  extent of dignity, excellence, or splendor
2
:  the quality or state of being ample :  fullness, abundance
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
:  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>

First Known Use of AMPLITUDE

1542

Other Physics Terms

centrifugal, centripetal, convection, gradient, hysteresis, kinetic, lase, quantum

am·pli·tude

noun \ˈam-plə-ˌt(y)üd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AMPLITUDE

1
: 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

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