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English noun: magnitude

1. magnitude (attribute) the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)

SamplesThey tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion.
About the magnitude of a small pea.

Broader (hypernym)property

Narrower (hyponym)absolute magnitude, amount, amplitude, bulk, degree, dimension, dimension, extent, intensity, intensity level, mass, muchness, multiplicity, order, order of magnitude, proportion, size, size, strength, triplicity, volume

Attributemeasurable, mensurable

2. magnitude 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

Synonymsorder of magnitude

Broader (hypernym)ratio

3. magnitude (attribute) relative importance

SamplesA problem of the first magnitude.

Broader (hypernym)importance

Narrower (hyponym)extensiveness, largeness

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