order of magnitude

noun phrase

Definition of order of magnitude

: a range of magnitude extending from some value to ten times that value

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1875, in the meaning defined above

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order of magnitude

noun

English Language Learners Definition of order of magnitude

: a range of numbers or sizes that goes from a particular number or size to 10 times larger or 10 times smaller

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