English - Vietnamese Dictionary
magnitude /'mægnitju:d/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- tầm quan trọng, tính chất trọng đại
- this is an event of the first magnitude: đó là một sự kiện có tầm quan trọng bậc nhất
magnitudes'mægnɪtuːd /-tjuːdThesaurus Dictionary
+the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)
+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
Advanced English Dictionary
1 greatness, size, extent, bigness, immensity, enormousness, dimensions:
You cannot imagine the magnitude of the unemployment problem in our area
2 importance, significance, consequence, note:
This is a matter of sufficient magnitude to warrant a board meeting.
noun ~ (of sth)Collocation Dictionary
1 [U] (formal) the great size or importance of sth; the degree to which sth is large or important: We did not realize the magnitude of the problem. + a discovery of the first magnitude
2 [C, U] (astronomy) the degree to which a star is bright: The star varies in brightness by about three magnitudes. + a star of the second / third magnitude
3 [C, U] (geology) the size of an earthquake: The quake reached a magnitude of 7.1 on the Richter scale.
considerable, great | sufficient
a fall in costs of sufficient magnitude to enable us to reduce prices
The effects were substantial in magnitude.
of the first magnitude
Stars of the first magnitude are visible to the naked eye. a disaster of the first magnitude
| (by) an order of magnitude
Her calculation was out by several orders of magnitude.
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