The absolute or relative size, extent or importance of something. (noun)
Examples of word magnitude
But that quake, initially recorded at 9.0 in magnitude, was considerably larger than the latest one.
Why do I have this nagging feeling that the answers (assuming there are any) are going to elicit a few groans, similar in magnitude to "Abraham Lincoln was America's Joseph Stalin" or "John Wayne was gay"?
"The problem is just so huge in magnitude that there's no viable solution that can come out of the government to solve it," said Anthony Sanders, a finance professor at George Mason University.
The Mount Toba incident, although unprecedented in magnitude, was part of a broad pattern.
And the Post also forgot to tell its readers that the bad tax stuff is much larger in magnitude than the bad spending stuff they get rid of.
To give a few examples (in current $, numbers vary by source, but the order of magnitude is always the same):
If city officials, movers, and shakers made as few mistakes in magnitude and number as Mr. Weston did in his letter, there'd be a lot less grief in Mudville, and Adams never would have made the team.
Basically keep bringing back the same idea, but kick it up a few notches or so each time, either in magnitude, refinement, or emotional impact.