Definition of MAGNITUDE


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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 ;

  • 3. (

    ) relative importance; "a problem of the first magnitude" ;

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