Definitions for magnum opus
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a great work, esp. the chief work of a writer or artist.
Origin of magnum opus:
1785–95; < L
a great work of art or literature
A great work of literature or art, a masterpiece.
The best, most popular, or most renowned achievement of an author or artist, representing his major life effort.
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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