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breadthnoun

uk   /bredθ/ /bretθ/  us   /bredθ/  /bretθ/
[C or U] the distance from one side to another: The length of this box is twice its breadth.
C2 [S] the fact of including many different things, features, subjects, or qualities: The breadth of her knowledge is amazing. He showed an astonishing breadth of learning for one so young.

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breadthnoun [U]

 us   /bretθ, bredθ/
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.
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