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  1. order of magnitude

    • IPA[ˈôrdər əv]

    美式

    • n.
      a class in a system of classification determined by size, each class being a number of times (usually ten) greater or smaller than the one before;relative size, quantity, quality, etc.
    • noun: order of magnitude, plural noun: orders of magnitude

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a class in a system of classification determined by size, each class being a number of times (usually ten) greater or smaller than the one before values might be compared by order of magnitude, a staple in making ballpark estimates
    • relative size, quantity, quality, etc. the new problems were of a different order of magnitude
    • the arrangement of a number of items determined by their relative size the items are arranged in ascending order of magnitude