HyperDic: magnitude

English > 3 senses of the word magnitude:
NOUNattributemagnitudethe property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)
relationmagnitude, order of magnitudea number assigned to the ratio of two quantities
attributemagnituderelative importance
magnitude > pronunciation
Soundsmae'gnahtuw.d
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English > magnitude: 3 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe property of relative size or extent (whether large or small).
Examples
  • "they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion"
  • "about the magnitude of a small pea"
Attributesmeasurable, mensurableCapable of being measured
Narrowerabsolute magnitude(astronomy) the magnitude that a star would have if it were viewed from a distance of 10 parsecs (32.62 light years) from the earth
amountThe relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
amplitudegreatness of magnitude
bulk, mass, volumeThe property of something that is great in magnitude
degreeThe seriousness of something (e.g., a burn or crime)
dimensionThe magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)
extentThe distance or area or volume over which something extends
intensity, strength, intensity levelThe amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation)
muchnessgreatness of quantity or measure or extent
multiplicityThe property of being multiple
order, order of magnitudeA degree in a continuum of size or quantity
proportion, dimensionmagnitude or extent
sizeThe physical magnitude of something (how big it is)
sizeA large magnitude
triplicityThe property of being triple
BroaderpropertyA basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
Spanishmagnitud
Catalangrandària, magnitud
Verbsmagnifyincrease in size, volume or significance
magnifymake large
English > magnitude: 3 senses > noun 2, relation
MeaningA number assigned to the ratio of two quantities; two quantities are of the same order of magnitude if one is less than 10 times as large as the other; the number of magnitudes that the quantities differ is specified to within a power of 10.
Synonymorder of magnitude
BroaderratioThe relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
Spanishmagnitud
Catalanmagnitud
English > magnitude: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
Meaningrelative importance.
Example"a problem of the first magnitude"
Narrowerlargeness, extensivenesslarge / large / large or extensive in breadth or importance or comprehensiveness
BroaderimportanceThe quality of being important and worthy of note
Spanishmagnitud
Catalanmagnitud
Verbsmagnifyincrease in size, volume or significance

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