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magnitude meaning

[ 'mægnitju:d ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "magnitude""magnitude" in a sentence
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  • Noun: magnitude  'magni`t(y)ood
    1. The property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)
      "they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion"; "about the magnitude of a small pea" 
    2. 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
      - order of magnitude 
    3. Relative importance
      "a problem of the first magnitude" 
    4. (astronomy) the brightness of a star or other object, measured on a logarithmic scale where smaller numbers represent brighter objects; a difference of 5 magnitudes corresponds to a factor of 100 in intensity

    Derived forms: magnitudes

    See also: magnify, measurable, mensurable

    Type of: importance, property, ratio

    Encyclopedia: Magnitude


  • [Electronics]
    1. General expression for degree, size, or extent.
    2. Signal strength (amplitude).
    3. For a number or vector quantity, the absolute value or length.
    4. A measure of the relative or absolute brightness of celestial objects.

  • [Medicine]
    n : relative size or extent
Examples
  • The magnitude of the external virtual force is irrelevant.
  • Then, too, the soviet airlift was growing in magnitude.
  • A vector is defined by a direction as well as a magnitude.
  • The magnitude of the effect is still a matter of some controversy.
  • We have not always understood the magnitude of your problems.
  • Bodies or particles, of these small magnitudes react very peculiarly.
  • He had proved the existence features of considerable magnitude.
  • Numbers of this enormous magnitude are very difficult to comprehend.
  • It is hard to overstate the magnitude of the turnaround.
  • Lily was duly impressed by the magnitude of her opportunities.
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