Definition - order of magnitude

Below is the definition for the word you requested, useful for Scrabble and other word games. To find more definitions please use the dictionary page.

order of magnitude
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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"
  4. 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"