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breadth / bred[unvoicedth]/ • n. the distance or measurement from side to side of something; width: a black sweater outlined the breadth of his shoulders the boat measured 27 feet in breadth we traveled the length and breadth of India. ∎  wide range or extent: she has the advantage of breadth of experience there is a greater breadth of sound in the later recordings. ∎  the capacity to accept a wide range of ideas or beliefs: the minister is not noted for his breadth of vision. ∎  overall unity of artistic effect: these masterpieces showed a new breadth of handling.

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breadth XVI. f. †brēde breadth (OE. brādu, OHG. breiti (G. breite), ON. breidd, Goth. braidei :- Gmc. *braidjōn, abstr. sb. f. *braid- BROAD) + -TH1; Cf. LENGTH, WIDTH.

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breadth •breadth • width • bandwidth •hundredth

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