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magnitude Explained

magnitude at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['mægnə'tu:d]

magnitude at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1398, from L. magnitudo "greatness, bulk, size," from magnus "great" (see magnate) + -tudo, suffix forming abstract nouns from adjectives and participles. ///

magnitude at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Latin; Origin: magnitudo, from magnus 'great']//
1 [U] the great size or importance of something: magnitude of// --They didn't seem to appreciate the magnitude of the problem.// of such/this/similar etc magnitude // --We did not think the cuts would be of this magnitude.// --an increase of this order of magnitude (=size) //
2 [C] technical the degree of brightness of a star:
3 [C] technical the force of an earthquake:

magnitude at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In astronomy, the measure of the brightness of a star or other celestial body. The brighter the object, the lower the number assigned as a magnitude. In ancient times, six magnitude classes were used, the first containing the brightest stars (see Hipparchus). In the present system, a difference of one magnitude is defined as a ratio of brightness of 2.512 times. Thus, a difference of five magnitudes corresponds to a brightness ratio of 100 to 1. Apparent magnitude is an object's brightness as seen from earth (e.g., -26.7 for the sun, about -11 for the moon). Absolute magnitude is an object's brightness as it would be seen at a distance of 10 parsecs (32.6 light-years; e.g., 4.8 for the sun). See also albedo, photometry.

MAGNITUDE at English => English (devils) Of Explained:

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weepxiu1call out
jeerguo1(surname)yan1narrow pass
throatyan4to swallowye4to choke (in crying)lao3a noise
a soundyi1(onomat.)ai1sorrow
grief
pity
to grieve for
to pity
to lamentai1 shang1grieved
sad
distressedai1 bing1 bi4 sheng4an army burning with righteous indignation is bound to winai1 gao4beg piteously
supplicateai1 tan4lament
bewail
bemoanai1 hao2(n) wailing, whimpering soundai1 shi1bereavementai1 si1pensive
griefai1 yuan4sad
plaintiveai1 dao4grieve (mourn) over somebody's death
lament somebody's deathai1 chou2sad
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magnitude at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

125 Moby Thesaurus words for "magnitude":
Beehive, Cepheid variable, Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, Hyades,
Messier catalog, NGC, Pleiades, Seven Sisters, absolute magnitude,
amount, ampleness, amplitude, area, bigness, binary star,
black hole, body, boundlessness, breadth, bulk, caliber,
consequence, coverage, depth, diameter, dimension, dimensions,
double star, dwarf star, enormity, enormousness, expanse,
expansion, extension, extent, fixed star, force, formidableness,
fullness, gauge, giant star, gigantism, girth, globular cluster,
grandeur, grandness, gravity star, great scope, greatness, height,
hugeness, immensity, import, importance, infinity, intensity,
largeness, length, main sequence star, mass, mass-luminosity law,
matter, measure, measurement, might, mightiness, moment,
momentousness, muchness, neighborhood, neutron star, note, nova,
numbers, open cluster, order, pith, plenitude, populations, power,
prodigiousness, proportion, proportions, pulsar, quantity, quantum,
quasar, quasi-stellar radio source, radio star, radius, range,
reach, red giant star, relative magnitude, scale, scope,
significance, signification, size, sky atlas,
spectrum-luminosity diagram, spread, star, star catalog,
star chart, star cloud, star cluster, stellar magnitude, strength,
stupendousness, substance, sum, supernova, tour de force,
tremendousness, tune, variable star, vastness, vicinity, volume,
weight, weightiness, white dwarf star, whole, width

magnitude at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Quantity): {Absolute}: quantity, magnitude, size, dimensions, amplitude, magnitude, mass, amount, sum, quantum, measure, substance, strength, force.

[N] (Quantity): {Absolute}: quantity, magnitude, size, dimensions, amplitude, magnitude, mass, amount, sum, quantum, measure, substance, strength, force.

[N] (Greatness): greatness, magnitude, size, dimensions, multitude, number, immensity, enormity, infinity, might, strength, intensity, fullness, importance, quantity, deal, power, volume, world, mass, heap, assemblage, stock, store.

[N] (Largeness): size, magnitude, dimension, bulk, volume, largeness, greatness, of quantity, expanse, space, amplitude, mass, proportions, capacity, tonnage, caliber, expansion, corpulence, obesity, plumpness, embonpoint, hugeness, obesity, enormity, immensity.

magnitude at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun ~ (of sth)
1 [U] (formal) the great size or importance of sth; the degree to which sth is large or important:
We did not realize the magnitude of the problem. * a discovery of the first magnitude
2 [C, U] (astronomy) the degree to which a star is bright:
The star varies in brightness by about three magnitudes. * a star of the second / third magnitude
3 [C, U] (geology) the size of an earthquake:
The quake reached a magnitude of 7.1 on the Richter scale.

Magnitude at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Magnitude \Mag"ni*tude\, n. [L. magnitudo, from magnus great.
See {Master}, and cf. {Maxim}.]
1. Extent of dimensions; size; -- applied to things that have
length, breath, 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.
Newton.

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.

magnitude at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

magnitude
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"

magnitude at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » magnitudo|magnitūdō|greatness, size|lang=la; Inter: confix » magni|itude

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /mæɡnɪtjuːd/

Noun

Inter: en-noun » s|-
  • Inter: uncountable » countable The absolute or relative size, extent or importance of something.
    1. Inter: countabl » e An order of magnitude.
    2. Inter: mathematic » s A number, assigned to something, such that it may be compared to others numerically
    3. Inter: mathematic » s Of a vector, the norm, most commonly, the two-norm.
    4. Inter: astronom » y The apparent brightness of a star (on a negative, logarithmic scale); apparent magnitude
    5. Inter: seismolog » y 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

    Inter: trans-top » size etc
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|մեծություն|tr=meçut’yun, Inter: t- » hy|չափ|tr=čap’
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|大小|tr=dàxiǎo |sc=Hani
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|grootte|f
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|suurus, Inter: t- » et|ulatus, Inter: t- » et|tähtsus
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|koko, Inter: t+ » fi|laajuus, Inter: t+ » fi|merkitys
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|vastità|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|大きい|tr=おおきさ, ōkisa|alt=大きさ|sc=Jpan
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|wielkość|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|grandeza|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|mărime|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|величина|f|tr=veličiná, Inter: t+ » ru|размер|m|tr=razmér
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|meudachd|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|magnitud|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|magnitud|c
    • Tajik: Inter: t- » tg|бузургӣ|sc=Cyrl
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|şiddet, Inter: t+ » tr|büyüklük


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » number
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|մեծություն|tr=meçut’yun
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|suurus
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|suuruus
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|grandeur|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|大きい|tr=おおきさ, ōkisa|alt=大きさ|sc=Jpan


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|grandeza|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|mărime|f (numerică), Inter: t- » ro|cantitate|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|magnitud|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|magnitud|c, Inter: t+ » sv|storlek|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » of a vector
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|pituus
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|大きい|tr=おおきさ, ōkisa|alt=大きさ|sc=Jpan
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|grandeza|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|mărime|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|norma|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|magnitud|c, Inter: t+ » sv|längd|c, Inter: t+ » sv|norm|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » apparent brighness of a star
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|等級|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|等级|tr=děngjí|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|星等|tr=xīngděng|sc=Hani
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|tähesuurus, Inter: t- » et|magnituud
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|magnitudi, Inter: t- » fi|suuruusluokka, Inter: t- » fi|kirkkausaste
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|grandeur
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|magnitudine|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|等級|tr=とうきゅう, tōkyū|sc=Jpan
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|wielkość gwiazdowa|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|grandeza|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|mărime stelară|f, Inter: t+ » ro|magnitudine|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|величина|f|tr=veličiná, Inter: t- » ru|магнитуда|f|tr=magnitúda|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|magnitud|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|skenbar magnitud|c
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|kadir

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » energy of earthquake
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ուժգնություն|tr=užgnut’yun
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|магнитуд|m|tr=magnitúd
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|magnituud
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|magnitudi, Inter: t- » fi|voimakkuus
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|magnitudo|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|マグニチュード|tr=magunichūdo
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|magnituda|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|grandeza|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|magnitudine|f Inter: qualifier » seismic, Inter: t- » ro|mărime|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|мощность|f|tr=móščnostʹ|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|магнитуда|f|tr=magnitúda|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|magnitud|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|magnitud|c
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|şiddet

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: cs » magnitude
    Translation: et » magnitude
    Translation: eo » magnitude
    Translation: fr » magnitude
    Translation: gl » magnitude
    Translation: ko » magnitude
    Translation: io » magnitude
    Translation: it » magnitude
    Translation: kn » magnitude
    Translation: ku » magnitude
    Translation: hu » magnitude
    Translation: mg » magnitude
    Translation: ml » magnitude
    Translation: my » magnitude
    Translation: ja » magnitude
    Translation: pl » magnitude
    Translation: pt » magnitude
    Translation: ru » magnitude
    Category: simple:magnitude -
    Translation: fi » magnitude
    Translation: sv » magnitude
    Translation: ta » magnitude
    Translation: te » magnitude
    Translation: vi » magnitude
    Translation: zh » magnitude