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Dictionary definition for: Prodigious

1. (s) so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe; "colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple" "has a colossal nerve" "a prodigious storm" "a stupendous field of grass" "stupendous demand"

2. (s) of momentous or ominous significance; "such a raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville; "a prodigious vision"

3. (s) far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree; "a night of exceeding darkness" "an exceptional memory" "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy" "the young Mozart''s prodigious talents"

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