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breadth (noun) width; a wide range.

Breadth, like length, is a dimension and is measured from side to side of an area. We talk of the breadth of the ocean, of a river, etc.. Breadth is width or broadness. Breadth also means a wide range of something. A breadth of knowledge means the wide knowledge a person has of a number of subjects. A breadth of vision is the ability to understand or imagine a large number of a variety of ideas, attitudes, and things likely to happen. A breadth of interest is interest in a number of different matters.

  • When Harry found Kate very well informed of the subjects ranging from politics to potatoes, and from economics to eugenics, he was surprised at the breadth of her knowledge and interests.
  • We have all admiration for the authors of the liberal constitutions of the democracies of the world. Their breadth of vision included all varieties of thinking and philosophies, all creeds and sects, so long as individual freedom is assured.
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