What Does Magnitude Mean?


Magnitude means a measurable value, or one that relates to a scale from very small to very large. This could be size, length, brightness, and volume of high or big quantity. It can be simply defined as the property of relative size or extent whether large or small.
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[mag-ni-tood, -tyood]
size; extent; dimensions: to determine the magnitude of an angle.
great importance or consequence: affairs of magnitude.
greatness of size or amount.
moral greatness: magnitude of mind.
Mathematics a number characteristic of a quantity and forming a basis for comparison with similar quantities, as length.
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The meaning of the word magnitude can be summed up in one word, size. When one uses the word magnitude, it is used to indicate the size or extent of something. For example, We are still trying to process the magnitude of the earthquake in Haiti.
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