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magnitude

 
Noun magnitude has 3 senses
  1. magnitude - the property of relative size or extent; "they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion"
    --1 is a kind of
    property
    --1 has particulars:
     absolute magnitude; proportion, dimension; order, order of magnitude; dimension; degree, grade, level; degree; amplitude; multiplicity; triplicity; size; size; bulk, mass, volume; muchness; intensity, strength, intensity level; amount; extent
    Derived forms: verb magnify3, verb magnify1
  2. order of magnitude, magnitude - a 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
    --2 is a kind of ratio
  3. magnitude - relative importance; "a problem of the first magnitude"
    --3 is a kind of
    importance
    Derived form: verb magnify1
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