Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun order_of_magnitude

2 senses of order of magnitude

Sense 1
order, order of magnitude -- (a degree in a continuum of size or quantity; "it was on the order of a mile"; "an explosion of a low order of magnitude")
       => magnitude -- (the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small); "they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion"; "about the magnitude of a small pea")

Sense 2
order of magnitude, magnitude -- (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)
       => ratio -- (the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient))

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