the amplitude of Thomas Jefferson's interests—government, architecture, agriculture, science, philosophy—is truly awesome
Recent Examples on the WebOn the Turbo, the sound of the twin-turbo V-8 then fills the cabin, a delightful but refined roar that is slightly boosted in amplitude by the car’s sound system, still provided by Burmester on higher trims.—Tim Stevens, Robb Report, 25 Aug. 2023 Each whole number increase in magnitude represents a tenfold increase in amplitude as measured on a seismogram, the agency says.—oregonlive, 1 Aug. 2023 In people with hypertension, the amplitude of the pulse wave is greater, because the heart must exert more force to overcome the resistance of the arteries.—Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Oct. 2023 Sound circuitry required similar scanning, with data in memory corresponding to the amplitude and frequency of the sound emanating from the speaker.—IEEE Spectrum, 2 July 2023 But as fast as many technology evolutions (plural) are, some tiers of development happen at a different pace and at a different amplitude.—Adrian Bridgwater, Forbes, 16 Mar. 2023 So there’s an amplitude about 10 millivolts, that changes the voltage.—Steven Strogatz, Quanta Magazine, 12 July 2023 In competition with these vessels, the whales increased the amplitude of their voice by 0.8 decibels with every 1.0 decibel increase in ambient noise.—Gabriella Sotelo, Treehugger, 14 July 2023 And there are lots of these different waves with all the different amplitudes.—Steven Strogatz, Quanta Magazine, 14 June 2023 See More
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borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, borrowed from Latin amplitūdin-, amplitūdō "size, extent, eminence, prestige," from amplus "more than adequate in size or extent, ample, eminent" + -i--i- + -tūdin-, -tūdō-tude