Meaning of AMPLITUDE in English


■ noun

1》 Physics the maximum extent or magnitude of a vibration or other oscillating phenomenon, measured from the equilibrium position or average value.

2》 breadth, range, or magnitude.

3》 Astronomy the angular distance of a celestial object from the true east or west point of the horizon at rising or setting.


C16: from L. amplitudo , from amplus 'large, abundant'.

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