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breadth

noun [U, no plural]
 
 
/bretθ/
the distance from one side of something to the other side: The swimming pool has a breadth of 10 metres and a length of 50 metres.Measurements of length and distanceMeasurements in generalRange and limits
sb's breadth of experience/knowledge/interest, etc the great number of different things that someone has done, knows, is interested in, etc →  See also the length and breadth of sth Range and limits
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…
(Definition of breadth from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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