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

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.