[ US /ˈmæɡnəˌtud/ ]
[ UK /mˈæɡnɪtjˌuːd/ ]
  1. relative importance
    a problem of the first magnitude
  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
  3. the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)
    they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion
    about the magnitude of a small pea
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How To Use magnitude In A Sentence

  • Listen to our astronomers talk about the magnitudes and disunites and composition of the stars, and compare with their story that which was written in the astronomy of a few centuries ago. The World's Great Sermons, Volume 10 Drummond to Jowett, and General Index
  • We show that such a variational state is necessary for obtaining a superconducting condensation energy with reasonable magnitude and for the effective mass of the charge carriers not being too large.
  • El Pueblo Clinic has faced adversity before, but never of this magnitude.
  • Every south coast derby is important but because of the club's position, stage of the season, and what's at stake the magnitude of this fixture has trebled tenfold.
  • The fourth largest quake was a magnitude 9 on Russia's Kamchatka peninsula.
  • The watermen of the Mississippi delta will tell you that if you wish to gauge the magnitude of a vessel that has passed by, all you have to do is measure the size of the waves the vessel has left in its wake. Manifesting Michelangelo
  • As the signal propagates down a path, the voltage magnitude is related to the effective impedance up to the point in the signal's flight.
  • When people lose things of such magnitude, they easily lose hope too.
  • What distinguished the 1996 plan from the Arkansas effort was its sheer magnitude.
  • Ministers underestimated the magnitude of the task confronting them.
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