# Meaning of order of magnitude in English

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## Pronunciation

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## Noun

order of magnitude### Definitions

1. a degree in a continuum of size or quantity#### Examples

- « it was on the order of a mile »
- « an explosion of a low order of magnitude »

#### Derived terms

- 2. a number assigned to the ratio of two quantities
#### Examples

- « 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 »