# Vertical vs Amplitude - What's the difference?

vertical | amplitude |

## As nouns the difference between vertical and amplitude

is that vertical is a vertex or zenith while amplitude is the measure of something's size, especially in terms of width or breadth; largeness, magnitude.

is along the direction of a plumbline or along a straight line that includes the center of the earth.

# vertical

## English

### Noun

(en noun)
• A vertex or zenith.
• A vertical geometrical figure; a perpendicular.
• An individual slat in a set of vertical blinds.
• A vertical component of a structure.
• (marketing) A vertical market.
• We offer specialised accounting software targeting various verticals .

• Along the direction of a plumbline or along a straight line that includes the center of the Earth.
• In a two dimensional Cartesian co-ordinate system, describing the axis oriented normal (perpendicular, at right angles) to the horizontal axis.
• (marketing) Of or pertaining to vertical markets.

* horizontal

#### Derived terms

* vertical lips * vertically * vertical smile

# 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.