Crossword clues for amplitude
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Amplitude \Am"pli*tude\, n. [L. amplitudo, fr. amplus: cf. F. amplitude. See Ample.]
State of being ample; extent of surface or space; largeness of dimensions; size.
The cathedral of Lincoln . . . is a magnificent structure, proportionable to the amplitude of the diocese.
Largeness, in a figurative sense; breadth; abundance; fullness.
Of extent of capacity or intellectual powers. ``Amplitude of mind.''
--Milton. ``Amplitude of comprehension.''
Of extent of means or resources. ``Amplitude of reward.''
The arc of the horizon between the true east or west point and the center of the sun, or a star, at its rising or setting. At the rising, the amplitude is eastern or ortive: at the setting, it is western, occiduous, or occasive. It is also northern or southern, when north or south of the equator.
The arc of the horizon between the true east or west point and the foot of the vertical circle passing through any star or object.
(Gun.) The horizontal line which measures the distance to which a projectile is thrown; the range.
(Physics) The extent of a movement measured from the starting point or position of equilibrium; -- applied especially to vibratory movements.
(math.) An angle upon which the value of some function depends; -- a term used more especially in connection with elliptic functions.
Magnetic amplitude, the angular distance of a heavenly body, when on the horizon, from the magnetic east or west point as indicated by the compass. The difference between the magnetic and the true or astronomical amplitude (see 3 above) is the ``variation of the compass.''
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1540s, from Middle French amplitude or directly from Latin amplitudinem (nominative amplitudo) "wide extent, width," from amplus (see ample). Amplitude modulation in reference to radio wave broadcast (as opposed to frequency modulation) first attested 1921, usually abbreviated A.M.
n. 1 The measure of something's size, especially in terms of width or breadth; largeness, magnitude. 2 (context mathematics English) The maximum absolute value of the vertical component of a curve or function, especially one that is periodic. 3 (context physics English) The maximum absolute value of some quantity that varies. 4 (context astronomy English) The arc of the horizon between the true east or west point and the center of the sun, or a star, at its rising or setting. At the rising, the amplitude is eastern or ortive: at the setting, it is western, occiduous, or occasive. It is also northern or southern, when north or south of the equator. 5 (context astronomy English) The arc of the horizon between the true east or west point and the foot of the vertical circle passing through any star or object. 6 (context firearms English) The horizontal line which measures the distance to which a projectile is thrown; the range.
The amplitude of a periodic variable is a measure of its change over a single period (such as time or spatial period). There are various definitions of amplitude (see below), which are all functions of the magnitude of the difference between the variable's extreme values. In older texts the phase is sometimes called the amplitude.
Amplitude is a Chilean center political party founded in January 2014. Although initially grouped centre-right independents that had no militancy in the parties of the Alliance, later then became defined as "liberal center" and associated with other movements outside the coallition.
Amplitude is a music video game developed by Harmonix for the PlayStation 2. It is the sequel to the previous game, Frequency. The game was released in North America on March 24, 2003 and in Europe on September 26, 2003.
In Amplitude the player controls a beat blaster ship across a lane of six tracks, each track representing a musical instrument and containing note gems that the player shoots at in time with the music. The player earns points for accurate playing and increases their scoring multiplier by playing a series of flawless sequences; the player loses energy by missing too many notes and can end the song prematurely if they run out of energy. Compared to the original Frequency which used more electronica and trance music, Amplitude included additional pop rock songs in its soundtrack.
The game was a critical but not a financial success, and would lead Harmonix to become a major studio in the development of music games. In 2014, Harmonix successfully offered a Kickstarter campaign to raise over $840,000 in funds to build a new Amplitude game for PlayStation 3 and 4 consoles; the remake was released in January 2016.
Usage examples of "amplitude".
The energy cell in her thoughtmitter carries sufficient charge to maintain amplitude match for one hundred seventy hours, give or take ten.
Then she could leave the barge, walk back into the city, find a way to cancel the Eternal Forgetting, and get herself on-line, safe from amplitude decay.
Bloody but unbowed, Caine returns to Ankhar very few minutes from now, for a final desperate attempt to his wife from the horrors of amplitude decay.
Howt due to chaotic uncertainty in phase locking, amplitude decay o theoretically begin within the day.
Differences in form and amplitude of curve are well illustrated by various muscles of the tortoise.
In a dying muscle, for example, the amplitude of succeeding curves is continuously diminished, and the curves themselves are elongated.
The amplitude of vibration, which determines the intensity of stimulus, can be accurately measured by the graduated circle.
Again, keeping the amplitude constant, the intensity of stimulus is increased by shortening the wire.
The amplitude of vibration is measured by means of a graduated circle.
The amplitude of a given vibration can thus be predetermined by the adjustment of the sliding stop.
We can, however, make the two deflections equal by increasing the amplitude of vibration of the less sensitive point.
By suitably increasing the amplitude of vibration of the less sensitive, the two deflections were rendered approximately equal.
In this steady condition, generally speaking, the sensitiveness for smaller amplitude of vibration is found to be greater than at the very beginning, but the reverse is the case for stronger intensity of stimulation.
At an optimum temperature it reaches its greatest amplitude, and, again, beyond a maximum temperature it is very much reduced.
Ironic that this amplitude of class should be accompanied by such grim individual funneling of effort, convergence toward an existential center.