Meaning of MAGNITUDE in English


[ 'magnɪtju:d ]

■ noun

1》 great size, extent, or importance.

2》 size: electorates of less than average ~.

3》 Astronomy the brightness of a star, as represented by a number on a logarithmic scale.


ME: from L. magnitudo , from magnus 'great'.

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