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(astronomy) the magnitude that a star would have if it were viewed from a distance of 10 parsecs (32.62 light years) from the earth | absolute magnitude |

greatness of magnitude | amplitude |

understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something | appreciation , grasp , hold |

vote proportional in magnitude to the number of people that a delegate represents | block vote |

property of something that is great in magnitude | bulk , mass , volume |

magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height) | dimension |

magnitude or extent | dimension , proportion |

(psychophysics) the concept that the magnitude of a subjective sensation increases proportional to the logarithm of the stimulus intensity; based on early work by E. H. Weber | Fechner's law , Weber-Fechner law |

instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change | fluctuation , variation |

graded change in the magnitude of some physical quantity or dimension | gradient |

magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction) | intensity , loudness , volume |

indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude | large indefinite amount , large indefinite quantity |

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 | magnitude , order of magnitude |

(physics) the basis of quantum theory; the energy of electromagnetic waves is contained in indivisible quanta that have to be radiated or absorbed as a whole; the magnitude is proportional to frequency where the constant of proportionality is give by Plan | Planck's law |

(psychophysics) the concept that the magnitude of a subjective sensation increases proportional to a power of the stimulus intensity | power law , Stevens' law , Stevens' power law |

quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole | proportion |

something that has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable | quantity |

stochastic process consisting of a sequence of changes each of whose characteristics (as magnitude or direction) is determined by chance | random walk |

magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit | rate |

(physics) the mass of a body in motion relative to the observer: it is equal to the rest mass multiplied by a factor that is greater than 1 and that increases as the magnitude of the velocity increases | relativistic mass |

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