1 the property of relative size or extent; "they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion"
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 [syn: order of magnitude]
3 relative importance; "a problem of the first magnitude"
- The absolute or relative size, extent or importance of something.
- A number, assigned to something, such that it may be compared to others numerically
- Of a vector, the norm, most commonly, the two-norm.
- The apparent brightness of a star (on a negative, logarithmic scale); apparent magnitude
- A measure of the energy released by an earthquake (e.g. on the Richter scale).
of a vector
apparent brighness of a star
energy of earthquake
Magnitude may refer to: magnitude scale which helps people measure such earthquakes, tsunami and even volcanos
- Magnitude (mathematics), a measure of the size of a mathematical object:
- A logarithmic measure of the brightness of an astronomical object:
- Ancient magnitude system
- Modern magnitude system
- Magnitude of an eclipse
- Either of two measures of earthquake strength:
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