Immensity
Immensity Im*men"si*ty, n.; pl. {Immensities}. [L. immensitas: cf. F. immensit['e].] The state or quality of being immense; inlimited or immeasurable extension; infinity; vastness in extent or bulk; greatness. [1913 Webster]

Lost in the wilds of vast immensity. --Blackmore. [1913 Webster]

The immensity of the material system. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]


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  • immensity — index magnitude, mass (weight) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • immensity — (n.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. immensité (14c.) or directly from L. immensitatem (nom. immensitas) immeasurableness, noun of quality from immensus (see IMMENSE (Cf. immense)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • immensity — [i men′sə tē] n. pl. immensities [Fr immensité < L immensitas] the state or quality of being immense; specif., a) great size or limitless extent b) infinite space or being …   English World dictionary

  • immensity — im|men|si|ty [ıˈmensıti] n plural immensities 1.) [U and C] used to emphasize the great size of something, especially something that cannot be measured immensity of ▪ the immensity of outer space 2.) [U] used to emphasize the great size and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • immensity — /i men si tee/, n. 1. vastness; enormous extent: the immensity of the Roman empire. 2. the state or condition of being immense. [1400 50; late ME < L immensitas. See IMMENSE, ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • immensity — im|men|si|ty [ ı mensəti ] noun uncount the very large size of something: the immensity of the ocean …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • immensity — noun (U) 1 the great size and seriousness of something such as a problem you have to deal with or a job you have to do: the immensity of the task before us 2 also immensities (plural) the great size of something, especially something that cannot… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • immensity — UK [ɪˈmensətɪ] / US noun [uncountable] the very large size of something the immensity of the ocean …   English dictionary

  • immensity — /ɪˈmɛnsəti/ (say i mensuhtee) noun (plural immensities) 1. vastness; hugeness; enormous extent: the immensity of the Roman empire. 2. the state of being immense; boundless extent; infinity. 3. a vast expanse; an immense quantity …   Australian English dictionary

  • immensity — immense ► ADJECTIVE ▪ extremely large or great. DERIVATIVES immensity noun. ORIGIN Latin immensus immeasurable …   English terms dictionary

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