Meaning of ORDER OF MAGNITUDE in English


ˌorder of ˈmagnitude BrE AmE noun ( plural orders of magnitude ) [countable]

1 . if something is an order of magnitude greater or smaller than something else, it is ten times greater or smaller in size or amount

2 . the scale of the size of something:

That was a problem but this crisis is of a different order of magnitude.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.