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width / wid[unvoicedth]; wit[unvoicedth]/ • n. the measurement or extent of something from side to side: the yard was about seven feet in width | the shoe comes in a variety of widths. ∎  a piece of something at its full extent from side to side: a single width of hardboard. ∎  the sideways extent of a swimming pool as a measure of the distance swum. ∎  the quality of covering or accepting a broad range of things; scope: the width of experience required for these positions.

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width XVII. f. first syll. of wǐdness (the normal form from OE. wīdnes wideness, f. wīd WIDE + -nes -NESS) + -TH1.

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width of a bus. The number of signal lines in the bus.

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width •breadth • width • bandwidth •hundredth

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