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mag·ni·tude

magnitude

 
 
pronunciation:
maeg nih tud
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: size or extent.
The magnitude of the universe can make us feel small.An earthquake of tremendous magnitude was caused great damage across the region.
synonyms:
dimension, extent, measure, proportions, reach, scope, size
similar words:
amount, expanse, mass, quantity, volume
definition 2: importance, seriousness, or greatness.
The first moon landing was an event of great magnitude.The magnitude of the problem was clear to everyone, and something had to be done quickly.
synonyms:
consequence, greatness, importance, significance
similar words:
gravity, influence, seriousness, weight
definition 3: the unit of measurement for the brightness of a star or other body in space.
definition 4: the unit of measurement for the strength of an earthquake.
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