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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

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
Hal Borland

The first day I walked into prison, and he slammed that door, I knew the magnitude of the decision that I made, and the poor judgment, and what I allowed to happen to the animals. And, you know, it's no way of explaining the hurt and the guilt that I felt. And that was the reason I cried so many nights.
Michael Vick

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

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

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
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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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