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n 1: the property of relative size or extent; “they tried to
predict the magnitude of the explosion”
2: 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 [syn: order of magnitude
3: relative importance; “a problem of the first magnitude”
English → English
, n. [L. magnitudo, from magnus great.
, and cf. Maxim
1. Extent of dimensions; size; -- applied to things that have
length, breadth, and thickness.
Conceive those particles of bodies to be so disposed
amongst themselves, that the intervals of empty
spaces between them may be equal in magnitude to
them all. --Sir I.
2. (Geom.) That which has one or more of the three
dimensions, length, breadth, and thickness.
3. Anything of which greater or less can be predicated, as
time, weight, force, and the like.
4. Greatness; grandeur. “With plain, heroic magnitude of
5. Greatness, in reference to influence or effect;
importance; as, an affair of magnitude.
The magnitude of his designs. --Bp. Horsley.
6. (Astron.) See magnitude of a star
1. (Opt.), the angular breadth of an object viewed as
measured by the angle which it subtends at the eye of the
observer; -- called also apparent diameter
2. (Astron.) Same as magnitude of a star
Magnitude of a star
(Astron.), the rank of a star with
respect to brightness. About twenty very bright stars are
said to be of first magnitude, the stars of the sixth
magnitude being just visible to the naked eye; called also
, apparent magnitude
, and simply
. Stars observable only in the telescope are
classified down to below the twelfth magnitude. The
difference in actual brightness between magnitudes is now
specified as a factor of 2.512, i.e. the difference in
brightness is 100 for stars differing by five magnitudes.
[1913 Webster +PJC]