Definition of magnitude :
1. Anything of which greater or less can be predicated, as time, weight, force, and the like.
2. Extent of dimensions; size; - applied to things that have length, breath, and thickness.
3. Greatness, in reference to influence or effect; importance; as, an affair of magnitude.
4. Greatness; grandeur.
5. That which has one or more of the three dimensions, length, breadth, and thickness.
weight, enormity, aftershock, moment, momentousness, crater, the San Andreas Fault, seismograph, mass, account, sizableness, giantism, massiveness, corona, hugeness, sunspot, immenseness, earthquake, big, enormousness, epicenter, gigantism, the Richter scale, order, proportions, vastness, weightiness, prodigiousness, core, vastitude, seismology, import, quake, axis, seismic, order of magnitude
degree (part of speech: noun)
size (part of speech: noun)
importance (part of speech: noun)
- The magnitude of the charge of such an estate can be better understood when the condition of a Virginia plantation is realized. - "The True George Washington [10th Ed.]", Paul Leicester Ford.
- Its absolute magnitude is - 0m. - "Lectures on Stellar Statistics", Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier.
- What with the magnitude of the thing that had happened, and our mutual feeling that we were somehow involved in it, we were rather silent. - "Sight Unseen", Mary Roberts Rinehart.