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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Depth  \Depth\,  n.  (A["e]ronautics) 
  The  perpendicular  distance  from  the  chord  to  the  farthest 
  point  of  an  arched  surface. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Depth  \Depth\  (s[e^]pth),  n.  [From  {Deep};  akin  to  D.  diepte 
  Icel.  d[=y]pt,  d[=y]p[eth],  Goth.  diupi[thorn]a.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  Profoundness;  extent  or  degree  of  intensity;  abundance; 
  completeness;  as  depth  of  knowledge,  or  color. 
 
  Mindful  of  that  heavenly  love  Which  knows  no  end  in 
  depth  or  height.  --Keble. 
 
  3.  Lowness;  as  depth  of  sound. 
 
  4.  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. 
 
  From  you  unclouded  depth  above.  --Keble. 
 
  The  depth  closed  me  round  about  --Jonah  ii  5. 
 
  5.  (Logic)  The  number  of  simple  elements  which  an  abstract 
  conception  or  notion  includes;  the  comprehension  or 
  content. 
 
  6.  (Horology)  A  pair  of  toothed  wheels  which  work  together. 
  [R.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  depth 
  n  1:  extent  downward  or  backward  or  inward:  "the  depth  of  the 
  water";  "depth  of  a  shelf";  "depth  of  a  closet" 
  2:  degree  of  psychological  or  intellectual  depth 
  3:  (usually  plural)  the  deepest  and  most  remote  part  "from  the 
  depths  of  darkest  Africa";  "signals  received  from  the 
  depths  of  space" 
  4:  (usually  plural)  a  low  moral  state;  "he  had  sunk  to  the 
  depths  of  addiction" 
  5:  the  intellectual  ability  to  penetrate  deeply  into  ideas 
  [syn:  {astuteness},  {profundity},  {profoundness}] 




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