Massivity



[mas-iv] /ˈmæs ɪv/

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.
/ˈmæsɪv/
adjective
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)

6.
(mineralogy) without obvious crystalline structure
noun
7.
(slang) a group of friends or associates; gang: the Staines massive
adj.

c.1400, from Middle French massif “bulky, solid,” from Old French masse “lump” (see mass (n.1)). Related: Massively; massiveness. U.S. Cold War strategy of massive retaliation was introduced by J.F. Dulles in early 1954.

massive mas·sive (mās’ĭv)
adj.

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