[ ih-men-si-tee ]
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  1. vastness; enormous extent: the immensity of the Roman empire.

  2. the state or condition of being immense.

Origin of immensity

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Latin word immēnsitās.See immense, -ity

Words Nearby immensity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use immensity in a sentence

  • Such immensity is of night, and, added to solitude, weighed heavily on Gilliatt's mind.

    Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
  • One stands before it awed, stupefied by its immensity, its age, its strange manner of growing.

British Dictionary definitions for immensity


/ (ɪˈmɛnsɪtɪ) /

nounplural -ties
  1. the state or quality of being immense; vastness; enormity

  2. enormous expanse, distance, or volume: the immensity of space

  1. informal a huge amount: an immensity of wealth

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