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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mag′num o′pus(n.)

  1. a great work, esp. the chief work of a writer or artist.

Origin of magnum opus:

1785–95; < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. magnum opus(noun)

    a great work of art or literature


  1. magnum opus(Noun)

    A great work of literature or art, a masterpiece.

  2. magnum opus(Noun)

    The best, most popular, or most renowned achievement of an author or artist, representing his major life effort.


  1. Magnum opus

    Magnum opus, from the Latin meaning "great work", refers to the largest, and perhaps the best, greatest, most popular, or most renowned achievement of a writer, artist, composer, or craftsman.


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