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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breadth  \Breadth\,  n.  [OE.  brede,  breede,  whence  later  bredette 
  AS  br?du,  fr  br[=a]d  broad.  See  {Broad},  a.] 
  1.  Distance  from  side  to  side  of  any  surface  or  thing 
  measure  across  or  at  right  angles  to  the  length;  width. 
 
  2.  (Fine  Arts)  The  quality  of  having  the  colors  and  shadows 
  broad  and  massive,  and  the  arrangement  of  objects  such  as 
  to  avoid  to  great  multiplicity  of  details,  producing  an 
  impression  of  largeness  and  simple  grandeur;  --  called 
  also  {breadth  of  effect}. 
 
  Breadth  of  coloring  is  a  prominent  character  in  the 
  painting  of  all  great  masters.  --Weale. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  breadth 
  n  1:  an  ability  to  understand  a  broad  range  of  topics;  "a  teacher 
  must  have  a  breadth  of  knowledge  of  the  subject"  [syn:  {comprehensiveness}] 
  2:  the  extent  of  something  from  side  to  side  [syn:  {width}] 




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