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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n depth degree of psychological or intellectual profundity
    • n depth the attribute or quality of being deep, strong, or intense "the depth of his breathing","the depth of his sighs," "the depth of his emotion"
    • n depth the extent downward or backward or inward "the depth of the water","depth of a shelf","depth of a closet"
    • n depth the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
    • n depth (usually plural) the deepest and most remote part "from the depths of darkest Africa","signals received from the depths of space"
    • n depth (usually plural) a low moral state "he had sunk to the depths of addiction"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The deepest mine in the world is the East Rand mine, which goes to a depth of about 3,585 metres
    • Depth (Horology) A pair of toothed wheels which work together.
    • Depth Lowness; as, depth of sound.
    • Depth Profoundness; extent or degree of intensity; abundance; completeness; as, depth of knowledge, or color. "Mindful of that heavenly love
      Which knows no end in depth or height."
    • Depth That which is deep; a deep, or the deepest, part or place; the deep; the middle part; as, the depth of night, or of winter. "From you unclouded depth above.""The depth closed me round about."
    • Depth (Computers) the maximum number of times a type of procedure is reiteratively called before the last call is exited; -- of subroutines or procedures which are reentrant; -- used of call stacks.
    • Depth (Logic) The number of simple elements which an abstract conception or notion includes; the comprehension or content.
    • Depth (Aëronautics) The perpendicular distance from the chord to the farthest point of an arched surface.
    • Depth The quality of being deep; deepness; perpendicular measurement downward from the surface, or horizontal measurement backward from the front; as, the depth of a river; the depth of a body of troops.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If you go blind in one eye, you only lose about one fifth of your vision, but all your sense of depth.
    • n depth Deepness; distance or extension, as measured From the surface or top downward: opposed to height: as, the depth of the ocean, of a mine, a ditch, etc.
    • n depth A deep place, literally or figuratively; an abyss; the sea.
    • n depth The deepest, innermost, or most central part of anything; the part most remote from the boundary or outer limits: as, the depth of winter or of night; in the depths of a jungle or a forest.
    • n depth Abstruseness; obscurity; that which is not easily explored: as, the depth of a science.
    • n depth Immensity; infinity; intensity.
    • n depth Profoundness; profundity; extent of penetration, or of the capacity of penetrating: as, depth of understanding; depth of skill.
    • n depth In painting, darkness and richness of tone: as, great depth of color.
    • n depth In logic, the quantity of comprehension; the totality of those attributes which an idea involves in itself, and which cannot be taken away from it without destroying it. This use of the word was borrowed by Hamilton from certain late Greek writers.
    • n depth Beyond one's depth, in water too deep for safety; hence, beyond one's ability or means.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If the Earth was smooth, the ocean would cover the entire surface to a depth of 12,000 feet.
    • n Depth depth deepness: the measure of deepness down or inwards: a deep place: the sea: the middle, as depth of winter: abstruseness: extent of sagacity and penetration
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  • Ashanti Proverb
    Ashanti Proverb
    “No one tests the depth of a river with both feet.”
  • African Proverb
    African Proverb
    “Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.”
  • Bible
    “Oh the depth of both the wisdom and riches of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways beyond understanding.”
  • Homer
    “I detest the man who hides one thing in the depth of his heart and speaks forth another.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “It is not length of life, but depth of life.”
  • Georges Bernanos
    “No one ever discovers the depths of his own loneliness.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Deep; akin to D. diepte, Icel. dȳpt, dȳpð, Goth. diupiþa,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Not in A.S.; Skeat makes it Ice. dýpð, from djúpr, deep.


In literature:

When this was allowed, he was able to continue the work until he had got to a depth of 19ft.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
She saw an opening that led into the depths below.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
The depth of the soil-layer also determines the quantity.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
It was also obvious that there must be a finite depth to the earth below our feet.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
At more than one point a depth exceeding 1000 fathoms has been ascertained.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
Its depth is unknown.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
The man stooped down and kissed the upturned face, and looked long into the beautiful gray depths he loved so well.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
The height (or depth) of a mould is 4.5 to 5 cm.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Oh, what depth of anguish!
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
Generally, it stands about 800 feet below the edge, and the depth is about 1400 feet.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
At Wheeling the travellers purchased a canoe, twenty-four feet long, eighteen inches wide, and about as many in depth.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
Suddenly there came to the General a Thought like lightning, which seemed to pierce to the inmost depths of his being.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
To sound and marke the Depths of Coasts and Ports, and such other places nere the shoar, as they shall think fit.
"Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - Vol 1 - 1666" by Various
And then they were in a lift that dropped into the depths of its shaft with dizzying speed.
"The Copper-Clad World" by Harl Vincent
It would seem that one might even gauge the depths from which you rose by the length and swiftness of the fall.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
He was lying in Deep Canyon, down at the very bottom of those gloomy depths.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
The depths would go down as far beneath it as Mount Everest towers above it.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
The German positions were stormed on a front of about six miles between Combles and Martinpuich to a depth of more than a mile.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
Rick consulted his wrist depth gauge, holding it close to his face plate.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Nick had just moved a chest from the depths of the patchwork cupboard in which they kept their food.
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum

In poetry:

And—like that Fisher gazing in
The sea-depths, pining
For days gone by, who saw Julin
Beneath him shining,
"The River Maiden" by Victor James Daley
O France, although you sleep
We call you, we the forbidden!
The shadows have ears,
And the depths have cries.
"Luna" by Victor Marie Hugo
A singular
Thing, it was, I thought, yet
From the water's depths,
Not from the mountains' peaks,
Comes moonlight.
"A singular Thing" by Ki no Tsurayuki
Despise Him not for lying there,
First what He is inquire;
An orient pearl is often found
In depth of dirty mire.
"Behold A Silly Tender Babe" by Robert Southwell
The rubies of your lips were mined
From richer depths below.
The lily and the rose of you
No white, no red can show.
"Immortal Eve - II" by Manmohan Ghose
O in the depths of midnight
What fancies haunt the brain!
When even the sigh of the sleeper
Sounds like a sob of pain.
"In The Dark" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Together they publish at and have authored books, e-books and magazines that provide independent and in-depth coverage of the Minnesota Twins from a fan's perspective.
Canton redesigned its GLE series of loudspeakers?which includes six models: two floor-standing models, two compact loudspeakers, a horizontal center-channel, and a low-depth on-wall loudspeaker.
An in-depth characterization of maize-derived trypsin revealed an unusual nonconsensus N-linked glycosylation.
Born in October 2011, the authority, a joint effort between the cities of Farmington and Farmington Hills, is moving ahead on an in-depth analysis of the corridor, from Mayfield in Farmington east to Eight Mile Road in Farmington Hills.
The word actually dates to ancient Rome, where it was identified as a virtue representing dignity and depth of character.
Irreverent online environmental magazine offers in-depth reporting with "secret sauce".
An in-depth look at Washington D.C.'s sports identity.
Mark O'Connor, who played his "American Seasons," showing varied fiddle styles but no depth of ideas.
'Across the Sea, Across the Plains' tells of handcart pioneers in depth.
Cut, auto steer, automatic depth control.
But it's the toasted hazelnuts that take this pesto to another level – enticingly fragrant, they lend a wonderfully rich depth to the finished sauce.
Cnc Ported Ls Series Chevrolet Head Stock Slug Depth.
More than 125 plumbing contractors recently braved chilly early-morning temperatures for an in-depth briefing on the new Rheem HP-50 Heat Pump Water Heater at the World Trade Center in downtown Portland.
Gain an in-depth understanding of Heifer 's approach to sustainable development by meeting the people involved in Heifer 's projects and hearing their stories.
In July of 1932, in the depths of the Great Depression, President Herbert Hoover ordered Gen Douglas MacArthur to rout the so-called "bonus army": US veterans who had come to Washington, DC, seeking advance bonus payments.

In science:

Note that, for sufficiently large c0, Gazmuri’s depth-one algorithm outperforms the depth-zero algorithm for arbitrary α.
Dynamics of heuristic optimization algorithms on random graphs
We have introduced and analysed mainly two types of algorithms, namely depth-zero and depth-one algorithms.
Dynamics of heuristic optimization algorithms on random graphs
We also observed that depth-zero algorithms were outperformed by depth-one algorithms.
Dynamics of heuristic optimization algorithms on random graphs
To prove the martingale property we use Lemma 7, where X = Xk, Y = T W (xk, d + 1) and f is a pro jection function which pro jects a depth-d + 1 tree T W (xk, d + 1) onto a depth-d tree T W (xk, d) by truncating the d + 1-st layer.
Linear Phase Transition in Random Linear Constraint Satisfaction Problem
The potential is a hard spheres plus a square-well potential, in the limit where the depth of the well goes to infinity, and its width goes to zero, in such a way that the product of depth and width remains constant.
Clusters in Simple Fluids
It should be clear that for a simple type τ the depth of the first representation of τ is d (τ ), while the depth of the second representation is rank (τ ).
Retractions of Types with Many Atoms
An infinite path with this property is said to be v -depth-first, since it is a path in the depth-first spanning tree of E (see [ChO, §3.3]).
Some intrinsic properties of simple graph $C^*$-algebras
At a given time, the optical potential depth is suddenly increased and, after a waiting time, it is quickly decreased so that the initial depth is restored.
From the superfluid to the Mott regime and back: triggering a non-trivial dynamics in an array of coupled condensates
We know that R/Ek and R/Dk+1 are both Cohen–Macaulay of depth (P ai )− n, and since R/(Ek + Dk+1 ) ∼= (R/Dk+1 )/Ek which is isomorphic to R/Ek with ak+1 decreased by 1, R/(Ek + Dk+1 ) is Cohen–Macaulay of depth (P ai ) − n − 1.
Random Variables with Completely Independent Subcollections
Like the previous proofs, R/Ck and R/Hk+1 we already know to be Cohen– Macaulay of depth (P ai ) − n, and R/(Ck + Hk+1) ∼= (R/Hk+1 )/Ck, which is isomorphic to R/Ck for ak+1 decreased by 1, so it is Cohen–Macaulay of depth (P ai ) − n − 1.
Random Variables with Completely Independent Subcollections
Figure 9: (a) : Distribution of depths of potential wel ls in an Arrhenius cascade (dotted) and the time of residence in a potential wel l as function of depth U (solid), (b) : Resulting probability distribution of total time of descent.
Levy statistical fluctuations from a Random Amplifying Medium
We say that f (t1, .., ts ) has depth i, if the maximal depth of the terms t1, .., tn is equal to i − 1.
On o-minimality of extensions of $\R$ by restricted generic smooth functions
The depth of an atomic formula is defined as the maximal depth of the terms on which it depends.
On o-minimality of extensions of $\R$ by restricted generic smooth functions
Note that p′ has depth d − 1 since p has depth d and l⋆+ is positive whereas l− is negative; similarly, q ′ has depth d − 1.
Simple free star-autonomous categories and full coherence
The depth of the contour walk will remain less or equal to n if the depth of each (vertically shifted) contour walk in a blob starting at height i remains less or equal to i.
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers