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Maximum displacement of an oscillation from an equilibrium (zero level) position, the difference between the zero level and peak or trough of a radio, sound, seismic, or any other wave.

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The amplitude of the rock music was so high as to be unbearable, causing ear pain and tinnitus in all who attended the concert.
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Understanding the amplitude of sound waves is important for radio transmitting technicians so that the music coming from your radio is delivered at an appropriate quality.
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The scientists were able to predict the force of the next wave by studying the amplitude of previous waves and plugging the data into a spreadsheet.
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