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magnitude

mag·ni·tude

magnitude

 
 
pronunciation:
maeg nih tud
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: size, extent, or dimension.
The magnitude of the universe is difficult to fathom.
synonyms:
dimension, extent, measure, proportions, reach, scope, size
similar words:
amount, amplitude, expanse, mass, quantity, volume
definition 2: greatness or importance.
The first moon landing was an event of great magnitude.
synonyms:
consequence, greatness, import, importance, significance
similar words:
amount, amplitude, gravity, influence, seriousness, weight
definition 3: the measure of brightness of a celestial body.
The sun has an apparent magnitude of -26.74.
similar words:
brightness, brilliance
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The word magnitude contains the following parts:
magn, magna, magni Latin root that means great, large
synonyms:
maxi, mega, megal, megalo, -megaly, macro-
antonyms:
min, micro-