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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.
synonyms:
dimension, extent, measure, proportions, reach, scope, size
similar words:
amount, expanse, mass, quantity, volume
definition 2: greatness or importance.
The first moon landing was an event of great magnitude.
synonyms:
consequence, greatness, importance, significance
similar words:
gravity, influence, seriousness, weight
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The word magnitude contains the following parts:
magn, magna, magni, maj Latin root that means great, large
synonyms:
maxi, mega, megal, megalo, -megaly, macro-
antonyms:
min, micro-
 
-tude Latin noun-forming suffix that means state or condition of
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The suffix "-tude " attaches to Latin roots.