What is another word for order of magnitude?

25 synonyms found


[ ˈɔːdəɹ ɒv mˈaɡnɪtjˌuːd], [ ˈɔːdəɹ ɒv mˈaɡnɪtjˌuːd], [ ˈɔː_d_ə_ɹ ɒ_v m_ˈa_ɡ_n_ɪ_t_j_ˌuː_d]

Synonyms for Order of magnitude:

How to use "Order of magnitude" in context?

When scientists want to quantify or compare two or more quantities, they use a scale of magnitude. In order to accurately compare two quantities using a scale of magnitude, scientists divide each quantity by a common unit or factor.

The first quantity scientists want to compare is called the base quantity. The base quantity is the quantity that remains unchanged when the other quantity is divided by a common factor. The base quantity for Temperature is degrees Fahrenheit. The second quantity scientists want to compare is called the exponent. The exponent is the number that determines the magnitude of the difference between the base quantity and the second quantity. The exponent for Temperature is 10.

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