the measure of the second largest dimension of a plane or solid figure; width.
an extent or piece of something of definite or full width or as measured by its width: a breadth of cloth.
freedom from narrowness or restraint; liberality: a person with great breadth of view.
size in general; extent.
Art. a broad or general effect due to subordination of details or nonessentials.
- breadthless, adjective
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How to use breadth in a sentence
Borichevsky wanted to frame the breadth of what the podcast will cover right off the bat.
They say the bill’s breadth could have implications not just for social media platforms disseminating harmful speech through advertising but also any web operation that obtains payment to run its business.Cheat sheet: U.S. lawmakers propose Section 230 reforms to regulate online paid speech | Kate Kaye | February 10, 2021 | Digiday
It’s really that holistic proposition that we believe offers the most value to audiences and also adds a little bit more depth and breadth to the way we’re analyzing performance.Brand Summit Recap: Marketers face looming identity crisis | Digiday Editors | February 10, 2021 | Digiday
The breadth of their customer base has actually been a surprise, and far outstripped the early vision for the startup.Swarm’s low-cost satellite data network is now available to commercial clients | Darrell Etherington | February 9, 2021 | TechCrunch
The short updates, which can touch on a story from several different perspectives or angles, gives readers a good snapshot of a publisher’s breadth of coverage.‘A conversion monster’: The live post makes a comeback among news publishers | Max Willens | February 9, 2021 | Digiday
However, there was sharp disagreement over the breadth of the problem.
Zoe Saldana has also recently praised sci-fi movies for the depth and breadth of women in its ensembles.
A U.S. diplomat once spoke with bitterness of the breadth of his power when negotiating with an uncooperative dictator.This Is Obama’s U.N. Plan to Choke Off ISIS’s Recruits | Kimberly Dozier | September 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She is shocked by the breadth of the havoc unleashed on Gaza and is devastated by the price Palestinians have paid.
In her dissent, Justice Ginsburg bristles at the majority's "decision of startling breadth."In Hobby Lobby Ruling, a Court So Wrong in So Many Ways | Sally Kohn | June 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Frulein Fichtner is more in the bravura than in the sentimental line, and she has a certain breadth, grasp, and freshness.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
And the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy, land, O Emmanuel.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
That of the female just killed measured four feet five inches in length and four feet in breadth.Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
Thence we proceeded directly into the principal street (Rua Direita), whose only beauty consists in its breadth.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
He was tall and thin, and wore his coats padded, which gave a fictitious breadth and depth to his shoulders and chest.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
British Dictionary definitions for breadth
the linear extent or measurement of something from side to side; width
a piece of fabric having a standard or definite width
distance, extent, size, or dimension
openness and lack of restriction, esp of viewpoint or interest; liberality
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