## Order Of Magnitude

An **order of magnitude** is the class of scale or magnitude of any amount, where each class contains values of a fixed ratio to the class preceding it. In its most common usage, the amount being scaled is 10 and the scale is the (base 10) exponent being applied to this amount (therefore, to be an *order of magnitude* greater is to be 10 times as large). Such differences in order of magnitude can be measured on the logarithmic scale in "decades" (i.e. factors of ten).

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### More definitions of "order of magnitude":

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*noun*): A degree in a continuum of size or quantity.

Example:*"An explosion of a low order of magnitude"*

Synonyms: order

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