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breadth

noun [U]  /bretθ, bredθ/ us  
the distance from one side of an object to the opposite side, esp. when it is shorter than the distance between the object’s other two sides: The length of this box is twice its breadth. Breadth is also the range or areas of knowledge or ability that someone has: The breadth of his knowledge of history was impressive.
Translations of “breadth”
in Spanish anchura, extensión…
in French largeur, ampleur…
in German die Breite, die Größe…
in Chinese (Traditional) 寬度,幅度, 廣泛性,廣度…
in Russian ширина…
in Turkish genişlik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宽度,幅度, 广泛性,广度…
in Polish szerokość…
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