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Definition 1: the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where magnitude or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion
  • about the magnitude of a small pea

(magnitude is a kind of ...) a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class

"a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"

(... is a kind of magnitude ) the distance or area or volume over which something extends

"the vast extent of the desert" "an orchard of considerable extent"

(... is a kind of magnitude ) the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion

"an adequate amount of food for four people"

(... is a kind of magnitude ) the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation)

"he adjusted the intensity of the sound" "they measured the station's signal strength"

(... is a kind of magnitude ) greatness of quantity or measure or extent

(... is a kind of magnitude ) the property of something that is great in magnitude

"it is cheaper to buy it in bulk" "he received a mass of correspondence" "the volume of exports"

(... is a kind of magnitude ) a large magnitude

"he blanched when he saw the size of the bill" "the only city of any size in that area"

(... is a kind of magnitude ) the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)

"a wolf is about the size of a large dog"

(... is a kind of magnitude ) the property of being triple

(... is a kind of magnitude ) the property of being multiple

(... is a kind of magnitude ) greatness of magnitude

(... is a kind of magnitude ) the seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime)

"murder in the second degree" "a second degree burn"

(... is a kind of magnitude ) the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)

(... is a kind of magnitude ) a degree in a continuum of size or quantity

"it was on the order of a mile" "an explosion of a low order of magnitude"

(... is a kind of magnitude ) magnitude or extent

"a building of vast proportions"

(... is a kind of magnitude ) (astronomy) the magnitude that a star would have if it were viewed from a distance of 10 parsecs (32.62 light years) from the earth

(... are attributes of magnitude) capable of being measured

"measurable depths"

Definition 2: relative importance - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where magnitude or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a problem of the first magnitude

(magnitude is a kind of ...) the quality of being important and worthy of note

"the importance of a well-balanced diet"

(... is a kind of magnitude ) large or extensive in breadth or importance or comprehensiveness

"the might have repercussions of unimaginable largeness" "the very extensiveness of his power was a temptation to abuse it"

Definition 3: 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 - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for magnitude in the sense of this definition

(magnitude is a kind of ...) the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)

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