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Definition of Magnitude

Magnitude

  1. Extent of dimensions; size; -- applied to things that have length, breath, and thickness.
  2. That which has one or more of the three dimensions, length, breadth, and thickness.
  3. Anything of which greater or less can be predicated, as time, weight, force, and the like.
  4. Greatness; grandeur.
  5. Greatness, in reference to influence or effect; importance; as, an affair of magnitude.

Magnitude Quotations

For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us.
Richard H. Baker

Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing.
Hannah Arendt

Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them.
Arthur Schopenhauer

I couldn't help but be impressed by the magnitude of the earthquake.
Dan Quayle

The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little.
Charles Caleb Colton
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Magnitude Translations

magnitude in French is pointure, grandeur
magnitude in Italian is grossezza
magnitude in Spanish is grandor, magnitud
magnitude in Swedish is storlek, vikt
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