# Depth vs. Height

By Jaxson

• Height

Height is the measure of vertical distance, either how “tall” something or someone is, or how “high” the position is.

For example, “The height of that building is 50 m” or “The height of an airplane is about 10,000 m”.

When the term is used to describe how high something like an airplane or a mountain peak is from sea level, height is more often called altitude.In a cartesian space, height is measured along the vertical axis (y) between a specific point and another that does not have the same y-value. If both points happen to have the same y-value, then their relative height equals to zero.

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• Depth (noun)

the vertical distance below a surface; the degree to which something is deep

“Measure the depth of the water in this part of the bay.”

“deepness|lowness”

• Depth (noun)

the distance between the front and the back, as the depth of a drawer or closet

• Depth (noun)

the intensity, complexity, strength, seriousness or importance of an emotion, situation, etc.

“The depth of her misery was apparent to everyone.”

“The depth of the crisis had been exaggerated.”

“We were impressed by the depth of her knowledge.”

• Depth (noun)

lowness

“the depth of a sound”

• Depth (noun)

the total palette of available colors

• Depth (noun)

the property of appearing three-dimensional

“The depth of field in this picture is amazing.”

• Depth (noun)

the deepest part usually of a body of water

“The burning ship finally sunk into the depths.”

• Depth (noun)

a very remote part.

“Into the depths of the jungle…”

“In the depths of the night,”

• Depth (noun)

the most severe part

“in the depth of the crisis”

“in the depths of winter”

• Depth (noun)

the number of simple elements which an abstract conception or notion includes; the comprehension or content

• Depth (noun)

a pair of toothed wheels which work together

• Depth (noun)

the perpendicular distance from the chord to the farthest point of an arched surface

• Depth (noun)

the lower of the two ranks of a value in an ordered set of values

• Height (noun)

The distance from the base of something to the top.

• Height (noun)

The vertical distance from the ground to the highest part of a standing person or animal (withers in the case of a horse).

• Height (noun)

The highest point or maximum degree.

“She’s at the height of her career.”

• Height (noun)

A mountain, especially a very high one.

• Height (noun)

An area of land at the top of a cliff.

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