# Amplitude vs Clipper - What's the difference?

amplitude | clipper |

## As nouns the difference between amplitude and clipper

is that amplitude is the measure of something's size, especially in terms of width or breadth; largeness, magnitude while clipper is anything that clips.

# amplitude

## English

(wikipedia amplitude)

### Noun

(en noun)
• The measure of something's size, especially in terms of width or breadth; largeness, magnitude.
• * Fuller
• The cathedral of Lincoln is a magnificent structure, proportionable to the amplitude of the diocese.
• * Milton
• amplitude of mind
• * Macaulay
• amplitude of comprehension
• (mathematics) The maximum absolute value of the vertical component of a curve or function, especially one that is periodic.
• (physics) The maximum absolute value of some quantity that varies.
• (astronomy) The arc of the horizon between the true east or west point and the center of the sun, or a star, at its rising or setting. At the rising, the amplitude is eastern or ortive: at the setting, it is western, occiduous, or occasive. It is also northern or southern, when north or south of the equator.
• (astronomy) The arc of the horizon between the true east or west point and the foot of the vertical circle passing through any star or object.
• (firearms) The horizontal line which measures the distance to which a projectile is thrown; the range.
• # clipper

## English

### Noun

(wikipedia clipper) (en noun)
• Anything that clips.
• * 2010 , James Morrow, The Last Witchfinder
• Surtouts billowing in an unseasonably fierce wind, the ursine Chelmsford magistrate and his equally bulky constable herded their bound prisoners – three murderers, three thieves, a coin clipper , two convicted witches – across the Common
• (chiefly, in the plural) A tool used for clipping something, such as hair, coins, or fingernails.
• Something that moves swiftly; especially:
• # (nautical) Any of several forms of very fast sailing ships having a long, low hull and a sharply raked stem.
• # (informal) An Alberta clipper.
• (electronics) A circuit which prevents the amplitude of a wave from exceeding a set value.
• #### Derived terms

* (Dutch; nautical ) klipper, klipperaak (g) * Alberta clipper