Meaning of MAGNITUDE in English


[] n [ME, fr. L magnitudo, fr. magnus] (15c) 1 a: great size or extent b (1): spatial quality: size (2): quantity, number

2: the importance, quality, or caliber of something

3: a number representing the intrinsic or apparent brightness of a celestial body on a logarithmic scale in which an increase of one unit corresponds to a reduction in the brightness of light by a factor of 2.512

4: a numerical quantitative measure expressed usu. as a multiple of a standard unit

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