# Definition of Magnitude. Meaning of Magnitude. Synonyms of Magnitude

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## Definition of Magnitude

Magnitude
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, 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. (Geom.) That which has one or more of the three dimensions, length, breadth, and thickness. 3. Anything of which greater or less can be predicated, as time, weight, force, and the like.

## Meaning of Magnitude from wikipedia

- Magnitude may refer to: Euclidean vector, a quantity defined by both its magnitude and its direction Magnitude (mathematics), the relative size of an object...
- Apparent magnitude (m) is a measure of the brightness of a star or other astronomical object observed from Earth. An object's apparent magnitude depends...
- An order of magnitude is an approximation of the logarithm of a value relative to some contextually understood reference value, usually ten, interpreted...
- Absolute magnitude (M) is a measure of the luminosity of a celestial object, on an inverse logarithmic astronomical magnitude scale. An object's absolute...
- In astronomy, magnitude is a unitless measure of the brightness of an object in a defined p****band, often in the visible or infrared spectrum, but sometimes...
- In astronomy, limiting magnitude is the faintest apparent magnitude of a celestial body that is detectable or detected by a given instrument. In some cases...
- The Richter scale – also called the Richter magnitude scale or Richter's magnitude scale – is a measure of the strength of earthquakes, developed by Charles...
- In mathematics, the magnitude or size of a mathematical object is a property which determines whether the object is larger or smaller than other objects...
- The moment magnitude scale (MMS; denoted explicitly with Mw  or Mw, and generally implied with use of a single M for magnitude) is a measure of an earthquake's...
- up to about magnitude 8. Earthquakes ****ociated with normal faults are generally less than magnitude 7. For every unit increase in magnitude, there is a...