|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|
|3.||[ noun ] relative importance|
: "a problem of the first magnitude"
|Related terms:||importance magnify|