Associations to the word «Magnitude»


MAGNITUDE, noun. (uncountable) (countable) The absolute or relative size, extent or importance of something.
MAGNITUDE, noun. (countable) An order of magnitude.
MAGNITUDE, noun. (mathematics) A number, assigned to something, such that it may be compared to others numerically
MAGNITUDE, noun. (mathematics) Of a vector, the norm, most commonly, the two-norm.
MAGNITUDE, noun. (astronomy) The apparent brightness of a star (on a negative, logarithmic scale); apparent magnitude
MAGNITUDE, noun. (seismology) A measure of the energy released by an earthquake (e.g. on the Richter scale).

Dictionary definition

MAGNITUDE, noun. 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".
MAGNITUDE, noun. 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.
MAGNITUDE, noun. Relative importance; "a problem of the first magnitude".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King