order of magnitude Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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order of magnitudenoun [C usually singular]

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the ​approximatesize of something, ​especially a ​number: The country's ​debt this ​year will be of the same ​order of ​magnitude as it was last ​year. specialized mathematics a ​level in a ​system used for ​measuring something in which each ​level is ten ​timeslarger than the one before: These ​processorspeeds have ​recentlyincreased by two ​orders of ​magnitude (= by a hundred ​times).
(Definition of order of magnitude from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指数字的)数量级,大小…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指數字的)數量級,大小…
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