(Physics) One half the full extent of a vibration, oscillation, or wave. The amplitude of an ocean wave is the maximum height of the wave crest above the level of calm water, or the maximum depth of the wave trough below the level of calm water. The amplitude of a pendulum swinging through an angle of 90° is 45°.
, literally suggesting that which inspires awe or amazement because of its great size, is also used loosely as an intensive term
etymologically imply a comparison with specific objects of great size (respectively, a giant, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the huge, extinct elephant) and therefore emphasize the idea of great magnitude, force, importance, etc., now often hyperbolically
usually suggests great mass or bulk a huge building, huge profits
, basically implying immeasurability, suggests size beyond the regular run of measurements but does not connote abnormality in that which is very large redwoods are immense trees
implies an exceeding by far what is normal in size, amount, or degree an enormous nose, enormous expenses
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