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Dictionary definition for: Magnitude

1. (n) the property of relative size or extent; "they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion"

2. (n) 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. (n) relative importance; "a problem of the first magnitude"

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