Meaning of AMPLITUDE in English

AMPLITUDE

transcription, транскрипция: [ -ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd ]

noun

Date: 1542

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

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