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.

As a adjective vertical

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

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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 .

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • 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.
  • Antonyms

    * horizontal

    Derived terms

    * vertical lips * vertically * vertical smile

    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.