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noun depth pronunciation in British English /depθ/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the distance from the top to the bottom of something, for example the sea, a river, or a hole
    depth of:

    What's the depth of the water here?

    in depth:

    The pool ranges from 1 to 4 metres in depth.

    to/at a depth of:

    Pour oil into a pan to a depth of 1 inch.

    1. b.
      the fact that something is very deep or very long from front to back

      Any small object would be difficult to find because of the depth of the water.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] interesting qualities or ideas that are not immediately obvious

    His earlier albums were very popular but lacked depth.

    hidden depths:

    She obviously had hidden depths of talent.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] the great amount of knowledge or information that a person has or a piece of writing contains
    depth of:

    I was impressed by the depth of his understanding.

    The newspaper is proud of the depth of its coverage of international affairs.

  4. 4
    [uncountable] the great importance or seriousness of a situation
    depth of:

    These latest figures have confirmed the depth of the economic recession.

  5. 5
    [uncountable] the great strength of a feeling
    depth of:

    I found it hard to understand the depth of her love for this man.

  6. 6
    [uncountable] the very bright quality of a colour
    depth of:

    The plant produces flowers with a wonderful depth of colour.

  7. 8
    [uncountable] the low and loud quality of a sound

    his unmistakable voice with its depth and richness



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