magnitude

magnitude

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of magnitude in English

English Online Dictionary. What means magnitude‎? What does magnitude mean?

English

Etymology

From Latin magnitūdō (greatness, size), magnus +‎ -tūdō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mæɡnɪtjuːd/

Noun

magnitude (countable and uncountable, plural magnitudes)

  1. (uncountable, countable) The absolute or relative size, extent or importance of something.
  2. (countable) An order of magnitude.
  3. (mathematics) A number, assigned to something, such that it may be compared to others numerically
  4. (mathematics) Of a vector, the norm, most commonly, the two-norm.
  5. (astronomy) The apparent brightness of a star (on a negative, logarithmic scale); apparent magnitude
  6. (seismology) A measure of the energy released by an earthquake (e.g. on the Richter scale).

Derived terms

  • order of magnitude
  • absolute magnitude
  • apparent magnitude

Translations


French

Noun

magnitude f (plural magnitudes)

  1. magnitude

Galician

Noun

magnitude f (plural magnitudes)

  1. magnitude

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -udʒi

Noun

magnitude f (plural magnitudes)

  1. magnitude (size, extent or importance)
  2. (mathematics) magnitude (value assigned to a variable)
  3. (mathematics) magnitude (the norm of a vector)
  4. (astronomy) magnitude (apparent brightness of a star)
  5. (seismology) magnitude (energy of an earthquake)

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