V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. scope or range of understanding or knowledge; 2. the distance between sides
Synonyms: width, scope, range, diameter, wideness, broadness, extent, magnitude, comprehensiveness
Tips: Breadth is often used in combination with or in opposition to length. For example, "the breadth and depth of his knowledge." Breadth is often used to describe the scope of someone's knowledge in a specific field.
The breadth of the cavern was as impressive as its depth. (width)
The interviewer was impressed not only with her specific understanding of bridges, but with the breadth of her engineering knowledge in general. (extent, scope)
I enjoy the breadth of information available on the Internet, so I no longer subscribe to a newspaper. (range, extent)
We are often amazed by the breadth and depth of his knowledge of complex tax codes. (scope, comprehensiveness)
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