by grizzyGRIND March 8, 2011

1. Size; extent; dimensions: to determine the magnitude of an angle.

2. Great importance or consequence: affairs of magnitude.

3. Greatness of size or amount.

4. Moral greatness: magnitude of mind.

5. Astronomy.

In mathematics:

- Magnitude (mathematics), the relative size of a mathematical object.

- Magnitude (vector), a term for the size or length of a vector.

- Scalar (mathematics), a quantity defined only by its magnitude.

- Euclidean vector, a quantity defined by both its magnitude and its direction.

- Order of magnitude, the class of scale having a fixed value ratio to the preceding class.

In astronomy:

- Magnitude (astronomy), a measure of brightness and brightness differences used in astronomy.

- Apparent magnitude, the apparent brightness of a celestial object as observed from Earth.

- Absolute magnitude, the brightness of a celestial object corrected to a standard luminosity distance.

- Photographic magnitude, the brightness of a celestial object corrected for photographic sensitivity, symbol mpg

- Magnitude of eclipse or geometric magnitude, the size of the eclipsed part of the Sun during a solar eclipse or the Moon during a lunar eclipse.

As an earthquake unit of measure:

- Richter magnitude scale,a measure of the energy of an earthquake.

- Moment magnitude scale, an alternative to the Richter scale for measuring earthquakes.

2. Great importance or consequence: affairs of magnitude.

3. Greatness of size or amount.

4. Moral greatness: magnitude of mind.

5. Astronomy.

In mathematics:

- Magnitude (mathematics), the relative size of a mathematical object.

- Magnitude (vector), a term for the size or length of a vector.

- Scalar (mathematics), a quantity defined only by its magnitude.

- Euclidean vector, a quantity defined by both its magnitude and its direction.

- Order of magnitude, the class of scale having a fixed value ratio to the preceding class.

In astronomy:

- Magnitude (astronomy), a measure of brightness and brightness differences used in astronomy.

- Apparent magnitude, the apparent brightness of a celestial object as observed from Earth.

- Absolute magnitude, the brightness of a celestial object corrected to a standard luminosity distance.

- Photographic magnitude, the brightness of a celestial object corrected for photographic sensitivity, symbol mpg

- Magnitude of eclipse or geometric magnitude, the size of the eclipsed part of the Sun during a solar eclipse or the Moon during a lunar eclipse.

As an earthquake unit of measure:

- Richter magnitude scale,a measure of the energy of an earthquake.

- Moment magnitude scale, an alternative to the Richter scale for measuring earthquakes.

- Hence, ' things by removal ' may be one way of explaining perceptible magnitudes qua lengths.

- You cannot visit the Eden Project without being amazed at the sheer magnitude of it all.

- There is a great increase in the number and magnitude of earthquakes, many centered in the localities of the wars and fighting.

- You cannot visit the Eden Project without being amazed at the sheer magnitude of it all.

- There is a great increase in the number and magnitude of earthquakes, many centered in the localities of the wars and fighting.

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by Cutiecupcake789 August 31, 2015

Something that is the biggest, greatest and best thing it could be. The magnitude of something in its largest form.

The magnitude of love I feel for you is indescribable. Or... You are magnitudally beautiful in every way possible.

by Ace4kingAce March 7, 2019

A hyperbolical and completely unnecessary adverbial phrase in techie or business-speak that simply means "much" or "considerably".

"I think we would like it to be more reliable," Katz-Bassett said. "It's orders of magnitude less reliable than the telephone network right now. I think it should be pretty possible to get it closer."

(From a Yahoo! news report)

(From a Yahoo! news report)

by sayasan April 12, 2008

Only slightly less useful than real analysis, order of magnitude analysis (instead of using actual values) only considers what size "ruler" one would choose to measure each thing then compares those "ruler" sizes to assertain whether thing one is huge compared to thing two or vice versa.

By order of magnitude analysis, the scale of an atom is a 1 billion-billion-billion-billionth the scale of the observable universe. So, quite frankly my dear, we astrophysicists don't give a damn!

by LoneVVulf September 17, 2020

The show last night was of magnitudal proportions, it had epic sunset with a dynamic sub-bass level.

by 1equalityequals1equity October 19, 2020