What does the word magnitude mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Emil Behnke