## AMPLITUDE

### Amplitude

The**amplitude**of a periodic variable is a measure of its change over a single period . There are various definitions of amplitude, 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.

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### amplitude

#### Noun

- The measure of something's size, especially in terms of width or breadth; largeness, magnitude.
- The maximum absolute value of the vertical component of a curve or function, especially one that is periodic.
- The maximum absolute value of some quantity that varies.

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