Definition of magnitude
- cannot wage a war of such magnitude
- —A. N. Whitehead
- the magnitude of an earthquake
- evil of such magnitude as must, if possible, be prevented
- —Jane Austen
- a writer of first magnitude
- —Richard Plant
- a magnitude six earthquake
the magnitude of the issue can scarcely be overstated
the mountain's sheer magnitude usually leaves tourists speechless
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: the size, extent, or importance of something
: a number that shows the brightness of a star
: a number that shows the power of an earthquake
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