amplitude

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Noun[change]

Singular
amplitude

Plural
amplitudes

In this picture, y is the amplitude of the wave
Different kinds of amplitudes
  1. The measure of how big something is.
  2. (mathematics) The biggest possible absolute value of the vertical part of a periodic curve.
  3. (physics) The biggest possible absolute value of something that changes periodically (like a wave).