Pronunciation: (bredth, bretth, breth), [key]
1. the measure of the second largest dimension of a plane or solid figure; width.
2. an extent or piece of something of definite or full width or as measured by its width: a breadth of cloth.
3. freedom from narrowness or restraint; liberality: a person with great breadth of view.
4. size in general; extent.
5. Art.a broad or general effect due to subordination of details or nonessentials.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.