# Definition:Linear Measure/Breadth

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## Definition

**Breadth** is linear measure in a dimension perpendicular to length.

In the context of a two-dimensional geometric figure, the **breadth** is in the plane of that figure.

In a three-dimensional figure, the choice of which direction is referred to as **breadth** is often arbitrary.

## Also known as

The **breadth** of a figure is also known as its **width**.