magnitude

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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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