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mag·ni·tude

(mag'ni-tūd),
Size or extent.
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Classroom observations revealed that the students did not give reasonable estimates to many of the questions, indicating a general lack of a sense of the relative and absolute magnitude of numbers.
If price limits stabilize prices by providing a cooling off period or by reducing transactional risks, then the imposition of limits should bring a decrease in the absolute magnitude of [[phi].sub.0].
Quick facts about the Sun Mass (kg) 1.9891 x [10.sup.30] Diameter (km) 1.392 x [10.sup.6] Escape velocity (km x [s.sup.-1]) 617.7 Luminosity (watt) 3.846 x [10.sup.26] Mass conversion rate (km x [s.sup.-1]) 4.3 x [10.sup.9] Spectral type G2 V Absolute magnitude +4.83 Apparent visual magnitude -26.74 Distance from Earth (km) 1.47-1.52 x [10.sup.8] Core pressure (bar) 2.477 x [10.sup.11] Core temperature ([degrees]C) 1.571 x [10.sup.7] Rotation period (hours) 609.12
We define absolute magnitude of change as the nominal difference between
Although the study by Crandall and colleagues suggests that new-onset breast tenderness further increases the risk of breast cancer among users of estrogen-progestin therapy, the absolute magnitude of this increased risk is modest.
We are used to focusing on the growth rate of real GDP, along with the contributions of various components to it, but it is easy to lose sight of the magnitudes involved--of the absolute magnitude of real GDP or the relative magnitudes of the components.
Both simvastatin, the most lipophilic starin, and pravastatin, the most hydrophilic statin, were found to decrease blood pressure "substantially, although the mean absolute magnitude of the change was modest in this largely nonhypertensive sample receiving relatively low statin dosages," Dr.
It therefore has a higher Absolute Magnitude than Antares.
Other topics include pulsar wind nebulae, absolute magnitude calibrations for the long period Cepheids, elliptical galaxy formation, extragalactic globular clusters, diffuse atomic and molecular clouds, and the first results from the Spitzer Space Telescope.
(Given a choice, every semiconductor compensation design engineer that I have talked to would rather have a signal at the receiving end that is attenuated but not distorted--instead of a signal that is distorted but not attenuated.) Signal distortion in turn is a function of the "slope" of the attenuation curve, not the absolute magnitude of the attenuation at a given frequency as noted in Bogatin's article.
To summarize, the characteristics of number sense included: well-understood number and symbol meanings, the ability to decompose/recompose numbers, recognition of the relative and absolute magnitude of numbers, having the ability to use benchmarks, and flexibility while applying knowledge of numbers and operations to computational situations (including mental computation and computational estimation).