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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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