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Magnitude Definition & Meaning in Context

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Magnitude definition and meaning in real context from the book 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam. Practice listening and reading comprehension in real context and improve your advanced and scientific vocabulary with the word magnitude.

/ˈmæg.nɪ.tjuːd/ (noun)

Magnitude definition

the significance, large size or importance of something, amplitude, immensity, salience, extent, vastness, enormity, greatness, hugeness

Example

Our work lives have become increasingly demanding, presenting us with ever more complex challenges at a near-relentless pace. Add in personal or family needs, and it’s easy to feel constantly overwhelmed by the magnitude of problems in life. In their book, Immunity to Change, Harvard professors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey discuss how the increase in complexity associated with modern life has left many of us feeling “in over our heads.” When this is the case, the complexity of our world has surpassed our “complexity of mind” or our ability to handle that level of complexity and be effective. This has nothing to do with how smart we are, but with how we make sense of the world and how we operate in it.

Source of example: https://hbr.org/

Antonyms

triviality

Parts of speech

Adjective: magnitudinous

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