Periodic vs Amplitude - What's the difference?

periodic | amplitude |


As a adjective periodic

is relative to a period or periods or periodic can be of or derived from a periodic acid.

As a noun amplitude is

the measure of something's size, especially in terms of width or breadth; largeness, magnitude.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

periodic

English

Alternative forms

* periodick (obsolete)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Adjective

(-)
  • Relative to a period or periods.
  • Having repeated cycles.
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  • Occurring at regular intervals.
  • Periodical.
  • (label) Pertaining to the revolution of a celestial object in its orbit.
  • For which any return to it must occur in multiples of k time steps, for some k>1.
  • (label) Having a structure characterized by periodic sentences.
  • (label) Relating to, derived from, or designating, the highest oxygen acid (HIO) of iodine.
  • Antonyms
    * (astronomy) non-periodic * (mathematics) aperiodic
    Derived terms
    (terms derived from periodic) * periodic classification * periodic function * periodic law * periodic system * periodic table

    Etymology 2

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of or derived from a periodic acid.
  • Derived terms
    * periodate * periodic acid English heteronyms ----

    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.