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 for Magnetic amplitude
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Magnetic \Mag*net"ic\, Magnetical \Mag*net"ic*al\, a. [L.
     magneticus: cf. F. magn['e]tique.]
     1. Pertaining to the magnet; possessing the properties of the
        magnet, or corresponding properties; as, a magnetic bar of
        iron; a magnetic needle.
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     2. Of or pertaining to, or characterized by, the earth's
        magnetism; as, the magnetic north; the magnetic meridian.
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     3. Capable of becoming a magnet; susceptible to magnetism;
        as, the magnetic metals.
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     4. Endowed with extraordinary personal power to excite the
        feelings and to win the affections; attractive; inducing
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              She that had all magnetic force alone. --Donne.
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     5. Having, susceptible to, or induced by, animal magnetism,
        so called; hypnotic; as, a magnetic sleep. See
        Magnetism. [Archaic]
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     Magnetic amplitude, attraction, dip, induction, etc.
        See under Amplitude, Attraction, etc.
     Magnetic battery, a combination of bar or horseshoe magnets
        with the like poles adjacent, so as to act together with
        great power.
     Magnetic compensator, a contrivance connected with a ship's
        compass for compensating or neutralizing the effect of the
        iron of the ship upon the needle.
     Magnetic curves, curves indicating lines of magnetic force,
        as in the arrangement of iron filings between the poles of
        a powerful magnet.
     Magnetic elements.
        (a) (Chem. Physics) Those elements, as iron, nickel,
            cobalt, chromium, manganese, etc., which are capable
            or becoming magnetic.
        (b) (Physics) In respect to terrestrial magnetism, the
            declination, inclination, and intensity.
        (c) See under Element.
     Magnetic fluid, the hypothetical fluid whose existence was
        formerly assumed in the explanations of the phenomena of
        magnetism; -- no longer considered a meaningful concept.
     Magnetic iron, or Magnetic iron ore. (Min.) Same as
     Magnetic needle, a slender bar of steel, magnetized and
        suspended at its center on a sharp-pointed pivot, or by a
        delicate fiber, so that it may take freely the direction
        of the magnetic meridian. It constitutes the essential
        part of a compass, such as the mariner's and the
     Magnetic poles, the two points in the opposite polar
        regions of the earth at which the direction of the dipping
        needle is vertical.
     Magnetic pyrites. See Pyrrhotite.
     Magnetic storm (Terrestrial Physics), a disturbance of the
        earth's magnetic force characterized by great and sudden
     magnetic tape (Electronics), a ribbon of plastic material
        to which is affixed a thin layer of powder of a material
        which can be magnetized, such as ferrite. Such tapes are
        used in various electronic devices to record fluctuating
        voltages, which can be used to represent sounds, images,
        or binary data. Devices such as audio casette recorders,
        videocasette recorders, and computer data storage devices
        use magnetic tape as an inexpensive medium to store data.
        Different magnetically susceptible materials are used in
        such tapes.
     Magnetic telegraph, a telegraph acting by means of a
        magnet. See Telegraph.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Amplitude \Am"pli*tude\, n. [L. amplitudo, fr. amplus: cf. F.
     amplitude. See Ample.]
     1. State of being ample; extent of surface or space;
        largeness of dimensions; size.
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              The cathedral of Lincoln . . . is a magnificent
              structure, proportionable to the amplitude of the
              diocese.                              --Fuller.
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     2. Largeness, in a figurative sense; breadth; abundance;
        (a) Of extent of capacity or intellectual powers.
            "Amplitude of mind." --Milton. "Amplitude of
            comprehension." --Macaulay.
        (b) Of extent of means or resources. "Amplitude of
            reward." --Bacon.
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     3. (Astron.)
        (a) 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.
        (b) 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.
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     4. (Gun.) The horizontal line which measures the distance to
        which a projectile is thrown; the range.
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     5. (Physics) The extent of a movement measured from the
        starting point or position of equilibrium; -- applied
        especially to vibratory movements.
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     6. (math.) An angle upon which the value of some function
        depends; -- a term used more especially in connection with
        elliptic functions.
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     Magnetic amplitude, the angular distance of a heavenly
        body, when on the horizon, from the magnetic east or west
        point as indicated by the compass. The difference between
        the magnetic and the true or astronomical amplitude (see 3
        above) is the "variation of the compass."
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