breadth: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bredth, bretth, breth), [key]
— n.
  1. the measure of the second largest dimension of a plane or solid figure; width.
  2. an extent or piece of something of definite or full width or as measured by its width: a breadth of cloth.
  3. freedom from narrowness or restraint; liberality: a person with great breadth of view.
  4. size in general; extent.
  5. a broad or general effect due to subordination of details or nonessentials.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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