giantism

noun
gi·​ant·​ism | \ ˈjī-ən-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce giantism (audio) \

Definition of giantism

1 : the quality or state of being a giant giantism in industry

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Examples of giantism in a Sentence

the American taste for giantism: big cars, big houses, big servings of food

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The extraordinary success of the giant three-ring circus gave rise to other forms of exportable American giantism, such as amusement parks, department stores, and shopping malls. Janet M. Davis, Smithsonian, "America’s Big Circus Spectacular Has a Long and Cherished History," 22 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of giantism

1639, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of giantism was in 1639

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giantism

noun
gi·​ant·​ism | \ ˈjī-ənt-ˌiz-əm How to pronounce giantism (audio) \

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