Magnitude is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of magnitude, followed by 38 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)
EXAMPLES - Magnitude in a Sentence
- But my -- the magnitude is the same and the emotions are the same. (source)
- We are all gifted with a set of biases unique in magnitude, and texture. (source)
- A money machine of that magnitude is an unprecedented weapon in American politics. (source)
- That the value of this painting would change by several orders of magnitude is astounding. (source)
- This is comparable in magnitude to the labor productivity increases of the Industrial Revolution. (source)
- But that quake, initially recorded at 9.0 in magnitude, was considerably larger than the latest one. (source)
- Chapter 2 deals with Euclidean style and the notion of magnitude; chapter 3 with the opposition between (source)
- COLLINS: The governor called the magnitude of the losses suffered by the victims 'families immeasurable. (source)
- To give a few examples (in current $, numbers vary by source, but the order of magnitude is always the same): (source)
- The Richter magnitude is calculated from the amplitude of the largest seismic wave recorded for the earthquake. (source)
- How can failure of this magnitude, which is obviously not in the US national interest, go unchecked for so long? (source)
- "Clearly, there will be some long-term impact, but the magnitude is a little hard to predict right now," he said. (source)
- Respectfully, the immigration experiences of France are not comparable in magnitude to that occurring within the U.S. (source)
- Only the magnitude was a surprise; sales were expected to plunge following the expiry of the homebuyer tax credit in April. (source)
- The lofty roof, the long choir beyond the transept, gave the idea of magnitude most forcibly, and added dignity to the design. (source)
- The intensity is merely the definite effect at a particular spot; the magnitude is a matter of totality, the sum of space occupied. (source)
- "Even if you refine estimates further, you still miss the mark by more than 50 orders of magnitude, which is again ridiculous," Livio said. (source)
- And the Post also forgot to tell its readers that the bad tax stuff is much larger in magnitude than the bad spending stuff they get rid of. (source)
- Basically keep bringing back the same idea, but kick it up a few notches or so each time, either in magnitude, refinement, or emotional impact. (source)
- A mulie of this magnitude is worthy of great recognition but for it to be exclusively for natives unless you are loaded sits like a tumor to me. (source)
- Its companion is of the ninth order of magnitude, that is, three magnitudes smaller than the smallest star visible to the naked eye on a dark night. (source)
- Here is another concept: Just to get the idea of magnitude here: The previous maximum flood flow was about 5500 cfs, this flood flow was measured at 14,000 cfs. (source)
- Its centre of gravity is thirty-three miles beyond its centre of magnitude, which is the same in effect as if a mountain of that enormous height rose on the earth side. (source)
- It is still visible with telescopic power, shining as a star of the eleventh magnitude, that is five magnitudes below the faintest star discernible with the unaided eye. (source)
- This same line carried a little further on passes near the star Procyon, of the first magnitude, which is the only conspicuous object in the constellation of the Little Dog. (source)
- Bloom said the figures revealed "in stark terms the magnitude of the crisis facing state hospitals and the urgency of measures to retain skilled personnel in these institutions". (source)
- When an object of great magnitude is in question, and its utility obvious, a great majority is usually found in its favor, and vice versa; and a large majority usually quiets all opposition. (source)
- "The problem is just so huge in magnitude that there's no viable solution that can come out of the government to solve it," said Anthony Sanders, a finance professor at George Mason University. (source)
- As to the number of the stars as classified according to their magnitude, that is their brightness, it may be mentioned that there are approximately 20 stars of the first magnitude, 65 of the second, (source)
- Why do I have this nagging feeling that the answers (assuming there are any) are going to elicit a few groans, similar in magnitude to "Abraham Lincoln was America's Joseph Stalin" or "John Wayne was gay"? (source)
- Covetousness is indeed a Goliah, a giant of the first magnitude, which is always ready to defy and set at nought the best formed arguments and motives drawn from reason and Scripture, all the armies of the living God. (source)
- And Dr. Aaron told me that this -- a transfusion of this kind, combined with the trauma of the assassination, is the equivalent of -- it's a-- it's an insult of number 10 magnitude, which is worse than a prolonged beating. (source)
- This is called a magnitude 7.0, not that it changed much in very terms in how much shaking is going on, but it changes in a little bit on how you stack 6.7, compared to 6.8, which is one magnitude bigger, to 6.9, and then to 7.0. (source)
- To us, on account of its geographical position and of our political interest as an American State of primary magnitude, that isthmus is of peculiar importance, just as the Isthmus of Suez is, for corresponding reasons, to the maritime powers of Europe. (source)
- We know that it is shallow, we know that its magnitude, which is 3.9 is not atypical of other mine collapse that we've observed in the western U.S. and elsewhere, and that the seismic signal reported on the seismograph is not typical of earthquake signals but it is more characteristic of collapses. (source)
- Rather than address other problems of larger and longer-term magnitude, they've positioned this bailout plan as the solution to America's struggling credit-dependent economy - an economy fueled by excess consumption while relying on foreign financing for deficits - deficits created due to the transfer of good jobs overseas. (source)
- We can imagine two worlds, one of which is the mere double of the other, or one of which is an imperfect copy of the other, or one of which is the vanishing ideal of the other; but we cannot imagine an intellectual world which has no qualities -- 'a thing in itself '-- a point which has no parts or magnitude, which is nowhere, and nothing. (source)
- Put another, metaphorical way, American writers tend toward an expressive register commensurate with the open spaces and endless distances of our continent; Perec's magnitude is no less great, but his vastness is essentially urban, highly structured, and by necessity constrained, entailing complex negotiations and yielding delight in serendipity, surprise, and incongruity. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 38 example sentences provided below is 47.0, which suggests that "magnitude" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 15 synonyms for magnitude.
consequence, degree, eminence, grandeur, greatness, import, mark, moment, momentousness, note, pith, significance, signification, weight, weightiness
We have 6 antonyms for magnitude.
insignificance, littleness, smallness, tininess, triviality, unimportance
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (măgˈnĭ-to͞odˌ, -tyo͞odˌ)
View up to 25 definitions of magnitude from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Greatness of rank or position: "such duties as were expected of a landowner of his magnitude” ( Anthony Powell).
- (noun) Greatness in size or extent: The magnitude of the flood was impossible to comprehend.
- (noun) Greatness in significance or influence: was shocked by the magnitude of the crisis.
- (noun) Astronomy 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 called apparent magnitude.
- (noun) Mathematics A number assigned to a quantity so that it may be compared with other quantities.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) The absolute or relative size, extent or importance of something.
- (noun) An order of magnitude.
- (noun) A number, assigned to something, such that it may be compared to others numerically
- (noun) Of a vector, the norm, most commonly, the two-norm.
- (noun) The apparent brightness of a star (on a negative, logarithmic scale); apparent magnitude
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Extent of dimensions; size; -- applied to things that have length, breadth, and thickness.
- (noun) That which has one or more of the three dimensions, length, breadth, and thickness.
- (noun) Anything of which greater or less can be predicated, as time, weight, force, and the like.
- (noun) Greatness; grandeur.
- (noun) Greatness, in reference to influence or effect; importance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Greatness; vastness, whether in a physical or a moral sense; grandeur.
- (noun) Largeness of relation or significance; importance; consequence: as, in affairs of magnitude disdain not to take counsel.
- (noun) Size, or the property of having size; the extended quantity of a line, surface, or solid; length, area, or volume.
- (noun) Any kind of continuous quantity which is comparable with extended quantity.
- (noun) In astronomy, the brightness of a star expressed according to the numerical system used by astronomers for that purpose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)
- (noun) 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
- (noun) relative importance