Depth

Definition of Depth

Pronunciation: sĕpth
n.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.
7.(Aëronautics) The perpendicular distance from the chord to the farthest point of an arched surface.
8.(Computers) the maximum number of times a type of procedure is reiteratively called before the last call is exited; - of subroutines or procedures which are reentrant; - used of call stacks.
Depth of a sail
(Naut.) the extent of a square sail from the head rope to the foot rope; the length of the after leach of a staysail or boom sail; - commonly called the drop of a sail.

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