massivity

massive

[mas-iv]
adjective
1.
consisting of or forming a large mass; bulky and heavy: massive columns.
2.
large and heavy-looking: a massive forehead.
3.
large in scale, amount, or degree: a massive breakdown in communications; massive reductions in spending.
4.
solid or substantial; great or imposing: massive erudition.
5.
Mineralogy. having no outward crystal form, although sometimes crystalline in internal structure.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English (see mass, -ive); replacing Middle English massif < Middle French

massively, adverb
massiveness, massivity, noun
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massive (ˈmæsɪv)
 
adj
1.  (of objects) large in mass; bulky, heavy, and usually solid
2.  impressive or imposing in quality, degree, or scope: massive grief
3.  relatively intensive or large; considerable: a massive dose
4.  pathol affecting a large area of the body: a massive cancer
5.  geology
 a.  (of igneous rocks) having no stratification, cleavage, etc; homogeneous
 b.  (of sedimentary rocks) arranged in thick poorly defined strata
6.  mineralogy without obvious crystalline structure
 
n
7.  slang a group of friends or associates; gang: the Staines massive
 
[C15: from French massif, from massemass]
 
'massively
 
adv
 
'massiveness
 
n

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massive
c.1400, from M.Fr. massif (fem. massiv) "bulky, solid," from O.Fr. masse "lump" (see mass (1)). Massive retaliation, U.S. Cold War strategy outlined by J.F. Dulles, is from early 1954.
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massive mas·sive (mās'ĭv)
adj.

  1. Large in comparison with the usual amount.

  2. Affecting a large area of bodily tissue; widespread and severe.

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