magnitude

  • 1 magnitude — [ maɲityd ] n. f. • 1892; « grandeur, puissance » 1372; lat. magnitudo 1 ♦ Astron. Magnitude apparente : nombre caractéristique du flux de rayonnement reçu d un astre. 2 ♦ Géophys. Magnitude d un séisme : son énergie totale, mesurée selon une… …

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  • 2 Magnitude — may refer to: 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… …

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  • 3 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, breadth, and thickness. [1913 Webster] Conceive those particles of bodies to be so disposed… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 5 magnitude — [mag′nə to͞od΄, mag′nətyo͞od΄] n. [L magnitudo < magnus, great: see MAGNI ] 1. greatness; specif., a) of size b) of extent c) of importance or influence d) Obs. of character 2 …

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  • 6 Magnitude 10,5 — Données clés Titre original 10.5 Réalisation John Lafia Scénario Christopher Canaan, Ronnie Christensen, John Lafia Pays d’origine États Unis Genre Catastrophe …

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  • 7 magnitude — [n1] importance consequence, degree, eminence, grandeur, greatness, import, mark, moment, momentousness, note, pith, significance, signification, weight, weightiness; concept 668 Ant. insignificance, unimportance magnitude [n2] size admeasurement …

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  • 8 magnitude — I noun amplitude, amplitudo, bearing, concern, consequence, consideration, degree, dimension, effect, eminence, enormity, essentiality, extension, extent, gauge, gravity, immensity, import, importance, magnitudo, mark, materiality, materialness,… …

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  • 9 magnitude — (n.) c.1400, greatness of size or character, from L. magnitudo greatness, bulk, size, from magnus great (see MAGNATE (Cf. magnate)) + tudo, suffix forming abstract nouns from adjectives and participles (see TUDE (Cf. tude)). Meaning size, extent… …

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  • 10 magnitude — s. f. 1. Qualidade do que é magno. 2. Importância; grandeza …

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  • 11 magnitude — volume, *size, extent, dimensions, area Analogous words: amplitude, *expanse, stretch, spread: *bulk, mass, volume …

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  • 12 magnitude — Magnitude, Magnitudo …

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  • 13 magnitude — ► NOUN 1) great size, extent, or importance. 2) size. 3) Astronomy the brightness of a star, as represented by a number on a logarithmic scale. ORIGIN Latin magnitudo, from magnus great …

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  • 14 magnitude — magnitudinous /mag ni toohd n euhs, tyoohd /, adj. /mag ni toohd , tyoohd /, n. 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.… …

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  • 15 magnitude — 01. The [magnitude] of the damage is unknown at this time, but experts fear it may cost in the millions of pounds. 02. It takes years of planning to organize an event of the [magnitude] of the Olympic Games. 03. It is the first time that… …

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  • 16 magnitude — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, great ▪ unprecedented ▪ sheer ▪ relative ▪ sufficient …

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  • 17 magnitude — [[t]mæ̱gnɪtjuːd, AM tuːd[/t]] magnitudes 1) N UNCOUNT: usu with supp If you talk about the magnitude of something, you are talking about its great size, scale, or importance. An operation of this magnitude is going to be difficult... These are… …

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  • 18 magnitude — (mag)    1. a unit traditionally used in astronomy to express the apparent brightness of stars, planets, and other objects in the sky. For centuries, the brightest stars were said to be of the first magnitude, with fainter ones of the second… …

    Dictionary of units of measurement

  • 19 Magnitude — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. En astronomie : Magnitude apparente, mesure de la luminosité apparente Magnitude absolue, mesure de la luminosité absolue dans le domaine visible… …

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  • 20 magnitude — n. 1) considerable, great magnitude 2) of a certain magnitude (of considerable magnitude) * * * [ mægnɪtjuːd] great magnitude considerable of a certain magnitude (of considerable magnitude) …

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