Meaning of “magnitude” in the English Dictionary

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"magnitude" in British English

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(Definition of “magnitude” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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magnitudenoun [ U ]

us /ˈmæɡ·nəˌtud/

large size or great importance:

The magnitude of the task would have discouraged an ordinary man.

earth science Magnitude is also a measure of the brightness of a star as it appears from earth.

earth science The magnitude of an earthquake is a measure of how strong or violent it is.

(Definition of “magnitude” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)