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AMPLITUDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does amplitude mean? 

AMPLITUDE (noun)
  The noun AMPLITUDE has 3 senses:

1. (physics) the maximum displacement of a periodic wave
2. the property of copious abundance
3. greatness of magnitude

  Familiarity information: AMPLITUDE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


AMPLITUDE (noun)


Sense 1amplitude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(physics) the maximum displacement of a periodic wave

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("amplitude" is a kind of...):

displacement; shift (an event in which something is displaced without rotation)

Domain category:

natural philosophy; physical science; physics (the science of matter and energy and their interactions)


Sense 2amplitude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of copious abundance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

bountifulness; amplitude; bounty

Hypernyms ("amplitude" is a kind of...):

abundance; copiousness; teemingness (the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply)


Sense 3amplitude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Greatness of magnitude

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("amplitude" is a kind of...):

magnitude (the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "amplitude"):

signal level (the amplitude level of the desired signal)

background level; noise level (the amplitude level of the undesired background noise)


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