Breadth meaning

brĕdth
The distance from side to side of a thing; width.
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A piece usually produced in a standard width.

A breadth of canvas.

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Extent or scope, esp. when broad or ample.

A true breadth of learning.

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(art) An effect of unity and inclusiveness achieved as by subordinating details.
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The extent or measure of how broad or wide something is.
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A piece of fabric of standard width.
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Scope or range, especially of knowledge or skill.
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(mathematics) (graph theory) The length of the longest path between two vertices on a graph.
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The definition of breadth refers to the width of something or how far something extends.

A room that is 20 feet wide is an example of a room with a breadth of 20 feet.

The extent of your knowledge on a subject is an example of the breadth of your knowledge.

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An effect of unified, encompassing vision in an artistic composition.
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A piece of a given and regular width.

A breadth of satin.

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The measure or dimension from side to side; width.
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Origin of breadth

  • Middle English bredth, breth alteration (on the model of length length) of brede from Old English brǣd

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English breedthe, bredethe, alteration (due to nouns ending in -th: length, strength, wrength, etc.) of Middle English brede ("breadth"; see bread), equivalent to broad +‎ -th. Cognate with Scots bredth (“breadth”), Dutch breedte (“breadth”), German Breite (“breadth”).

    From Wiktionary