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immensity

[ih-men-si-tee] /ɪˈmɛn sɪ ti/
noun
1.
vastness; enormous extent:
the immensity of the Roman empire.
2.
the state or condition of being immense.
Origin of immensity
late Middle English
1400-1450
First recorded in 1400-50; late Middle English word from Latin word immēnsitās. See immense, -ity
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immensity

/ɪˈmɛnsɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state or quality of being immense; vastness; enormity
2.
enormous expanse, distance, or volume: the immensity of space
3.
(informal) a huge amount: an immensity of wealth
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Word Origin and History for immensity
n.

mid-15c., from Middle French immensité (14c.) or directly from Latin immensitatem (nominative immensitas) "immeasurableness," noun of quality from immensus (see immense).

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