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noun. ['ˈmægnəˌtuːd'] the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small).
- intensity level
- order of magnitude
- absolute magnitude
Rhymes with Magnitude
Sentences with magnitude
1. Noun, singular or mass
Each time you go up a trophic level, available energy is reduced by at least one magnitude.
2. Verb, past participle
Force is a vector quantity, meaning that it has magnitude and direction.
Quotes about magnitude
1. The whole point of Superman, as originally created, was to be the ally of those who had no other allies. It put that magnitude of power, the most powerful guy in the world, in the service of those who had no hope, no chance.
- J. Michael Straczynski
2. But let us not forget that human love and compassion are equally deeply rooted in our primate heritage, and in this sphere too our sensibilities are of a higher order of magnitude than those of chimpanzees.
- Jane Goodall
3. When we consider the magnitude and extent of his discoveries and their influence on the progress of science and of industry, there is no honour too great to pay to the memory of Faraday, one of the greatest scientific discoverers of all time.
- Ernest Rutherford
noun. ['ˈmægnəˌtuːd'] 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.
noun. ['ˈmægnəˌtuːd'] relative importance.