Meaning of ORDER OF MAGNITUDE in English
- ORDER OF MAGNITUDE
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. 2012