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Definition of breadth noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//brɛtθ//
    [uncountable, countable]
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  1. 1the distance or measurement from one side to the other; how broad or wide something is synonym width She estimated the breadth of the lake to be 500 feet. compare length
  2. 2a wide range (of knowledge, interests, etc.) He was surprised at her breadth of knowledge about music. The curriculum needs breadth and balance. a new political leader whose breadth of vision (= willingness to accept new ideas) can persuade others to change
  3. Word Familybroad adjectivebroadly adverbbroaden verbbreadth nounIdioms
    the length and breadth of…
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    in or to all parts of a place They have traveled the length and breadth of North America giving concerts.
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