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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 ​twiceits 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 ​oppositeside, esp. when it is ​shorter than the ​distance between the object’s other two ​sides: The ​length of this ​box is ​twiceits breadth.
Breadth is also the ​range or ​areas of ​knowledge or ​ability that someone has: The breadth of his ​knowledge of ​history was ​impressive.
(Definition of breadth from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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