One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they felt daunted by the magnitude of the task’
immensity, vastness, hugeness, enormity, enormousness, expanse
size, extent, greatness, largeness, bigness
2‘events of tragic magnitude’
importance, import, significance, weight, moment, consequence, mark, notability, note, greatness, distinction, eminence, fame, renown, intensity, power
3‘electorates of less than average magnitude’
size, extent, measure, proportions, dimensions, breadth, volume, weight, quantity, mass, bulk
amplitude, capacity, strength, degree, gauge, measurement, extension
4‘its brightest star is only of magnitude 4.2’
brightness, brilliance, radiance, luminosity
absolute magnitude, apparent magnitude
5‘the magnitude of each economic variable could be determined’
value, index, indicator, measure, norm, order, quantity, number, vector, figure
of the utmost importance, of the greatest significance, very important, of importance, of significance, of note, of great moment, of great consequence
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