Part of speech: noun

Size; vastness; grandeur; importance.

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Usage examples "magnitude":

  1. Hanford decided that three months was not too long a time to devote to work of this magnitude, after all. - "Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories", Rex Beach.
  2. Although Bull had been many times assured by his uncle and his cousins that he was a fool of the first magnitude, he was in no mood for laughter. - "Bull Hunter", Max Brand.
  3. I shall be asked how I can prove this tension theory, and my reply is this: The diameter of the vocal ligaments depends in a large measure on the magnitude of the shield- pyramid muscles. - "The Mechanism of the Human Voice", Emil Behnke.