## MAGNITUDE

### Magnitude

**Magnitude**is the logarithmic measure of the brightness of an object, in astronomy, measured in a specific wavelength or passband, usually in optical or near-infrared wavelengths.

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### magnitude

#### Noun

- The absolute or relative size, extent or importance of something.
- An order of magnitude.
- A number, assigned to something, such that it may be compared to others numerically
- Of a vector, the norm, most commonly, the two-norm.
- The apparent brightness of a star (on a negative, logarithmic scale); apparent magnitude
- A measure of the energy released by an earthquake (e.g. on the Richter scale).

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