## magnitude## Overview of noun magnitude1. magnitude -- (the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small); "they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion"; "about the magnitude of a small pea")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) 3. magnitude -- (relative importance; "a problem of the first magnitude") Made possible by Princeton University "About WordNet." WordNet. Princeton University. 2010. http://wordnet.princeton.edu |