# order of magnitude

## English

### Noun

order of magnitude (plural orders of magnitude)

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1. The class of scale or magnitude of any amount, where each class contains values of a fixed ratio (most often 10) to the class preceding it. For example, something that is 2 orders of magnitude larger is 100 times larger, something that is 3 orders of magnitude larger is 1000 times larger, and something that is 6 orders of magnitude larger is a million times larger, because $10^{2}$  = 100, $10^{3}$  = 1000, and $10^{6}$  = a million.
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However, we notice that although this contraction is of order of magnitude $v^{2}:c^{2}$ , it changes the most important terms of electromagnetic mass, i.e, the rest mass.