## Look up: magnitude

1. magnitude
The degree of brightness of a celestial body designated on a numerical scale, on which the brightest star has magnitude -1.4 and the faintest visible star has magnitude 6, with the scale rule such that a decrease of one unit represents an increase in apparent brightness by a factor of 2.512; also ca...
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2. magnitude
The degree of brightness of a celestial body designated on a numerical scale, on which the brightest star has magnitude -1.4 and the faintest visible star has magnitude 6, with the scale rule such that a decrease of one unit represents an increase in apparent brightness by a factor of 2.512; also ca...
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3. Magnitude
A quantity characteristic of the total energy released by an earthquake, as contrasted with intensity, which describes its effects at a particular place. A number of earthquake magnitude scales exist, including local (or Richter) magnitude (ML), body wave magnitude (Mb), surface wave magnitude (Ms),...
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4. magnitude
[Noun] Great size or importance.
Example: She was not put off by the magnitude of the problem.

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5. magnitude
[n] - relative importance 2. [n] - the property of relative size or extent
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6. Magnitude
How bright a celestial body is.
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7. Magnitude
The degree of brightness of a celestial body designated on a numerical scale, on which the brightest star has magnitude -1.4 and the faintest star visible to the unaided eye, has magnitude 6. A decrease of one unit represents an increase in apparent brightness by a factor of 2.512. Apparent magnitud...
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8. Magnitude
The size of a vector quantity. For example, speed is the magnitude of a velocity.Given the vector A:The magnitude of A is expressed as:
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9. magnitude
(Learning Modules / Mathematics / Beam calculations) The size of something, regardless of its direction or whether it is positive or negative.
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10. Magnitude
Mag'ni·tude noun [ Latin magnitudo , from magnus great. See Master , and confer Maxim .] 1. Extent of dimensions; size; -- applied to things that have length, breadth, and thickness. « Conceive those particles...
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11. magnitude
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. <geometry> That whi...
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12. magnitude
noun 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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1. Magnitude
• (n.) Anything of which greater or less can be predicated, as time, weight, force, and the like. • (n.) Extent of dimensions; size; -- applied to things that have length, breath, and thickness. • (n.) Greatness, in reference to influence or effect; importance; as, an affair of magnit...
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2. magnitude
(from the article `mathematics`) ...significant conceptually, he set aside Viète`s principle of homogeneity, showing by means of a simple construction how to represent multiplication ... A vector is a quantity that has both magnitude and direction. It is typically represented symbolically by an arr...
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3. magnitude
in astronomy, measure of the brightness of a star or other celestial body. The brighter the object, the lower the number assigned as a magnitude. In ... [3 related articles]
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4. magnitude
magnitude 1. The quality or fact of being great, in various senses; in the physical sense, great size or extent. 2. The loudness sound. 3. Greatness of character, rank, or position; also as a humorous title of address. 4. A reference to immaterial things with a great degree or importance. 5. The...
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5. Magnitude
[astronomy] Magnitude is the logarithmic measure of the brightness of an object, in astronomy, measured in a specific wavelength or passband, usually in optical or near-infrared wavelengths. ==Background== The magnitude system dates back roughly 2000 years to the Greek astronomer Hipparchus ...
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6. Magnitude
[mathematics] In mathematics, magnitude is the "size" of a mathematical object, a property by which the object can be compared as larger or smaller than other objects of the same kind. More formally, an object`s magnitude is an ordering (or ranking) of the class of objects to which it belong...
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7. Magnitude
(1) The quantifiable size of a natural event. (2) A quantitative measure of the size of an earthquake using the Richter scale.
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8. magnitude
1. the property of relative size or extent
2. relative importance

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9. magnitude
The magnitude of a real number is usually called the absolute value or modulus. It is written
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10. magnitude
non-negative scalar quantity -V- , the square of which is equal to the scalar product of a vector quantity V and its conjugate: -V- = V · V* NOTE 1- In mathematics, the concept defined here is also called Euclidean norm. Other norms can be defined. NOTE 2 - For a real two- or three-dimensional spac...
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11. magnitude
The brightness of a celestial object, measured on a scale in which lower numbers mean greater brightness. The magnitude system stems from the ancient Greeks who ranked stars from first to sixth magnitude: those of first magnitude being the first to appear after sunset, those of sixth magnitude being...
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12. magnitude
magnitude, in astronomy, measure of the brightness of a star or other celestial object. The stars cataloged by Ptolemy (2d cent. A.D.), all visible with the unaided eye, were ranked on a brightness scale such that the brightest stars were of 1st magnitude and the dimmest stars were of 6th magnitude....

13. magnitude
Type: Term Pronunciation: mag′ni-tūd Definitions: 1. Size or extent.
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