Meaning of MAGNITUDE in English

MAGNITUDE

transcription, транскрипция: [ mægnɪtju:d, AM -tu:d ]

1.

If you talk about the magnitude of something, you are talking about its great size, scale, or importance.

An operation of this magnitude is going to be difficult...

N-UNCOUNT : usu with supp

2.

You can use order of magnitude when you are giving an approximate idea of the amount or importance of something.

America and Russia do not face a problem of the same order of magnitude as Japan.

= scale

PHRASE : order inflects

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