Examples from the Web for amplitude
Fairly or not, many people see that kind of amplitude of girth as a sign of irresponsibility or lack of discipline or something.
In other words these oscillations are sustained but as in the case of those of a single tube, their amplitude rises and falls.The Radio Amateur's Hand Book|A. Frederick Collins
At six o'clock in the morning of Friday the eighth of May, the variation of the needle, by amplitude, was 7°11' E.
Nature being subjected to the law of grace, might be disposed to obey reluctantly; hence the amplitude of the command.
Men do not bestow their affections on those who hate them, but the Eternal One loves all with an amplitude beyond comprehension.Saronia|Richard Short
The size of the circles, with positive and negative signs, represents the amplitude and sign of curvature.Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919|Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
British Dictionary definitions for amplitude
Word Origin for amplitude
Word Origin and History for amplitude
1540s, from Middle French amplitude or directly from Latin amplitudinem (nominative amplitudo) "wide extent, width," from amplus (see ample). Amplitude modulation in reference to radio wave broadcast (as opposed to frequency modulation) first attested 1921, usually abbreviated a.m.