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Definition of "breadth" []

  • The measure or dimension from side to side; width. (noun)
  • A piece usually produced in a standard width: a breadth of canvas. (noun)
  • Wide range or scope: breadth of knowledge. (noun)
  • Tolerance; broadmindedness: a jurist of great breadth and wisdom. (noun)
  • An effect of unified, encompassing vision in an artistic composition. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "breadth" in a sentence
  • "When the Xbox 360 first came out, the talk was all about the graphics horsepower and the title breadth of the platform."
  • "Comcast's VOD offerings could use a serious increase in breadth and depth, sadly, this is only a 5000 subscriber trial and it's not in Houston."
  • "The decision to choose depth instead of breadth is a trade-off, of course; some subgenres (like military sf and steampunk) are omitted."
Words like "breadth"
acre breadth
breadth indicator
breadth of accommodation
breadth-first traversal