the quality or state of being magnificent; splendor; grandeur; sublimity: the magnificence of snow-covered mountains; the magnificence of his achievements.
impressiveness of surroundings: the magnificence of Versailles.

1300–50; Middle English < Latin magnificentia, equivalent to magnificent- magnificent + -ia -y3; see -ence

1. majesty, nobility, stateliness. 2. luxuriousness, opulence, sumptuousness.

2. squalor, poverty. Unabridged
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magnificence (mæɡˈnɪfɪsəns)
the quality of being magnificent
[C14: via French from Latin magnificentia]

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., from O.Fr. magnificence "splendor, nobility, grandeur," from L. magnificentia "splendor, munificence," from stem of magnificus "noble, eminent, splendid," lit. "doing great deeds," from magnus "great" (see magnate) + root of facere "to make" (see
factitious). As one of the Aristotelian and scholastic virtues, translates Gk. megaloprepeia "liberality of expenditure combined with good taste."
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Example sentences
The apparent disorder augments the grandeur, for the appearance of care is
  highly contrary to our ideas of magnificence.
Photo book captures magnificence of these shapely trees.
She taught me life was not easy but neglected to teach me about the
  magnificence of the everyday.
But no one in the comics industry is really ready for what that magnificence
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