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# Depth vs. Breadth

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In geometric measurements, length is the most extended dimension of an object. In the International System of Quantities, length is any quantity with dimension distance. In other contexts, length is a measured dimension of an object. For example, it is possible to cut a length of wire shorter than the wire's width.

Length may be distinguished from height, which is vertical extent, and width or breadth, which are the distance from side to side, measuring across the object at right angles to the length. Length is a measure of one dimension, whereas area is a measure of two dimensions (length squared) and volume is a measure of three dimensions (length cubed). In most systems of measurement, the unit of length is a base unit, from which other units are derived.

Wikipedia
• Depth (noun)

the vertical distance below a surface; the degree to which something is deep

"Measure the depth of the water in this part of the bay."

"deepness|lowness"

• Depth (noun)

the distance between the front and the back, as the depth of a drawer or closet

• Depth (noun)

the intensity, complexity, strength, seriousness or importance of an emotion, situation, etc.

"The depth of her misery was apparent to everyone."

"The depth of the crisis had been exaggerated."

"We were impressed by the depth of her knowledge."

• Depth (noun)

lowness

"the depth of a sound"

• Depth (noun)

the total palette of available colors

• Depth (noun)

the property of appearing three-dimensional

"The depth of field in this picture is amazing."

• Depth (noun)

the deepest part usually of a body of water

"The burning ship finally sunk into the depths."

• Depth (noun)

a very remote part.

"Into the depths of the jungle..."

"In the depths of the night,"

• Depth (noun)

the most severe part

"in the depth of the crisis"

"in the depths of winter"

• Depth (noun)

the number of simple elements which an abstract conception or notion includes; the comprehension or content

• Depth (noun)

a pair of toothed wheels which work together

• Depth (noun)

the perpendicular distance from the chord to the farthest point of an arched surface

• Depth (noun)

the lower of the two ranks of a value in an ordered set of values

The extent or measure of how broad or wide something is.

A piece of fabric of standard width.

Scope or range, especially of knowledge or skill.

A style in painting in which details are strictly subordinated to the harmony of the whole composition.

The length of the longest vertices in a graph.

Wiktionary
• Depth (noun)

The quality of being deep; deepness; perpendicular measurement downward from the surface, or horizontal measurement backward from the front; as, the depth of a river; the depth of a body of troops.

• Depth (noun)

Profoundness; extent or degree of intensity; abundance; completeness; as, depth of knowledge, or color.

• Depth (noun)

Lowness; as, depth of sound.

• Depth (noun)

That which is deep; a deep, or the deepest, part or place; the deep; the middle part; as, the depth of night, or of winter.

• Depth (noun)

The number of simple elements which an abstract conception or notion includes; the comprehension or content.

• Depth (noun)

A pair of toothed wheels which work together.

• Depth (noun)

The perpendicular distance from the chord to the farthest point of an arched surface.

• Depth (noun)

the maximum number of times a type of procedure is reiteratively called before the last call is exited; - of subroutines or procedures which are reentrant; - used of call stacks.

Distance from side to side of any surface or thing; measure across, or at right angles to the length; width.

Webster Dictionary
• Depth (noun)

extent downward or backward or inward;

"the depth of the water"

"depth of a shelf"

"depth of a closet"

• Depth (noun)

degree of psychological or intellectual depth

• Depth (noun)

(usually plural) the deepest and most remote part;

"from the depths of darkest Africa"

"signals received from the depths of space"

• Depth (noun)

(usually plural) a low moral state;

"he had sunk to the depths of addiction"

• Depth (noun)

the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas

an ability to understand a broad range of topics;

"a teacher must have a breadth of knowledge of the subject"

the extent of something from side to side

Princeton's WordNet