Definitions for magnitude

Definitions for (noun) magnitude

Main entry: magnitude

Definition: the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)

Usage: they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion; about the magnitude of a small pea

Main entry: magnitude

Definition: relative importance

Usage: a problem of the first magnitude

Main entry: magnitude, order of magnitude

Definition: a number assigned to the ratio of two quantities; two quantities are of the same order of magnitude if one is less than 10 times as large as the other; the number of magnitudes that the quantities differ is specified to within a power of 10

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