breadth

Definitions

  • (noun): 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.

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  • (noun): the extent of something from side to side
  • (noun): the capacity to understand a broad range of topics; "a teacher must have a breadth of knowledge of the subject"; "a man distinguished by the largeness and scope of his views"

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  • 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.

  • What Conroy has in breadth, however, he lacks in depth.

  • A requirement to explore a field in breadth and in depth still seems necessary to ensure that a student is competent to practice in that field.

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