amplitude amplitude  /ˈæm plə ˌtud/


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



  1. Amplitude modulation changes the wave's strength.
  2. With a crowd-pleasing style and powerful amplitude, Franck could break his string of runner-up finishes to add to his country's cache of gold.
  3. Distance with FM depends on height, while amplitude broadcasting usually works best in level country.


  • Tsunami may have hit US East Coast earlier in June

    A storm that blew through earlier this month might have triggered a rare phenomenon for the East Coast: a tsunami. Tsunami-like conditions were observed June 13 at more than 30 tide gauges along the East Coast, Bermuda and Puerto Rico, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. The highest peak amplitude was recorded in Newport, R.I, where it reached just under a foot above sea ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: KTVU


  1. "The biggest difference I see from both the mid-'80s as well as '97, '98, is the speed with which everybody is reacting," Gould said during a conference call. "These cycles are getting much sharper in their amplitude and shorter in their...
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: Andrew Gould Source: Trading Markets (press release)

  2. "Russia has applied unprecedented military power ...... and it is of such amplitude that it would have scared much bigger states," Alexander Lomaia, secretary of Georgia's National Security Council, said in an interview. "This war has changed...
    on Aug 10, 2008 By: Alexander Stubb Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. "I've been working really, really hard the last two weeks, just working on my Cab [switch frontside] sevens and my amplitude and grabbing my nines," Bleiler said of a run that she labeled "as close" to perfection as she's ever come. "It's...
    on Jan 25, 2008 By: Gretchen Bleiler Source: Aspen Times

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