1. [ noun ] the property of relative size or extent

"they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion"

Related terms: property size degree amount measure intensity extent bulk order dimension proportion multiplicity absolute_magnitude amplitude degree muchness size triplicity blow_up measurable
2. [ 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
Synonyms: order_of_magnitude
Related terms: ratio
3. [ noun ] relative importance

: "a problem of the first magnitude"

Related terms: importance magnify
Similar spelling:   magnate