♦ depth

♦ depth
♦ depth /dɛpɵ/
n. [cu]
1 (anche fig.) profondità: the depth of a pond [of the sea], la profondità di uno stagno [del mare]; These species dive to a depth of several hundred metres, queste specie si immergono fino a una profondità di diverse centinaia di metri; The depth of the bookcase is 35 cm, la profondità della libreria è di 35 cm; depth of thought, profondità di pensiero; He is a man of great depth, è un uomo di grande profondità; His photos lack depth, le sue foto mancano di profondità; in the depths of winter, nel cuore dell'inverno, in pieno inverno
2 intensità: depth of colour [flavour], intensità del colore [del sapore]; depth of feelings [sounds], intensità di sentimenti [suoni]; the depth of human passion, l'intensità delle passioni umane
3 (pl.) profondità; abissi: the depths of the ocean, le profondità dell'oceano; in the depths of the country, in piena campagna; in the depths of despair, al colmo della disperazione
4 profondità (di un suono, una voce)
5 altezza (della neve): The snow was two feet in depth, la neve era alta sessanta centimetri
6 (naut.) fondale marino; quota (di un sommergibile)
7 (tipogr.) altezza (di un carattere)
● (aeron., mil.) depth bomb, bomba di profondità □ (naut., mil.) depth charge, carica (o bomba) di profondità □ (naut.) depth-charge thrower, lanciabombe antisommergibile □ depth contour (o curve), isobata □ (naut.) depth-finder, scandaglio □ depth gauge, (mecc.) calibro di profondità; (per subacqueo, ecc.) profondimetro □ (pubbl.) depth interview, intervista in profondità □ the depths of degradation, il massimo della degradazione □ (fotogr.) depth of field, profondità di campo □ (econ., fin.) the depth of a market, la profondità (o liquidità) di un mercato □ (psic.) depth psychology, psicologia del profondo □ (fig.) in depth, a fondo; nei particolari □ in the depths of one's heart, nel profondo del cuore □ (econ.) in the depth of recession, al culmine della recessione □ to be out of (o beyond) one's depth, non toccare il fondo (dell'acqua); (fig.) non essere all'altezza (in una discussione, ecc.) □ to be within one's depth, toccare il fondo (dell'acqua) □ to have hidden depths, avere doti nascoste.

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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