Definition of breadth
breadthwiseplay \-ˌwīz\ adverb or adjective
Examples of breadth in a Sentence
We measured the height, breadth, and depth of each piece of furniture.
a great breadth of land awaited those who were brave and hardy enough to settle it
Recent Examples of breadth from the Web
The Tax Foundation does not account for the breadth of each state's sales tax base.
The Bottom Line For gamers who are looking for a good quality VR experience without purchasing all the fancy equipment, Gear VR is a great way to gain access to the Oculus Store's wide breadth of VR apps and games.
The district court in Hawaii even stayed the provisions requiring an internal review of immigration procedures—a restriction of extraordinary breadth that was removed by the Ninth Circuit on June 12.
The stunning breadth of items offered in the catalog won me over, too.
Liles was testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russia’s efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, and his remarks add some clarity to the breadth of the Kremlin’s cyber mischief.
But the breadth of the change — partly due to growing environmental consciousness — is changing the entire landscape, experts say.
The number of searches in a country for information about child abuse hints at the breadth of an epidemic.
Mr. Navalny has called for an even bigger protest on Monday, describing it as a test of the opposition’s breadth and, by extension, of public support for his attempt to challenge President Vladimir V. Putin in the March 2018 presidential election.
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Origin and Etymology of breadth
Middle English breadeth, breth, from brede breadth (from Old English brǣdu, from brād broad) + -th (as in lengthe length)
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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: the distance from one side to the other side of something
: the quality of including many things : the wide scope or range of something
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