the approximate size of something, esp measured in powers of 10: the order of magnitude of the deficit was as expected, their estimates differ by an order of magnitude Also called order
A rough measure of the size, or magnitude, of something, expressed as a power of ten: “The mass of the Earth is of the order of magnitude of 1024 kilograms.” Also, the range of values that such a rough statement applies to.
- Order of merit
noun 1. (Brit) an order conferred on civilians and servicemen for eminence in any field
- Order of military merit
noun 1. an order awarded to members of the Canadian Forces for conspicuous merit; established in 1972
noun 1. the highest order of British knighthood, instituted by Edward III about 1348. noun 1. the highest order of English knighthood, open to women since 1987. It consists of the sovereign, 24 knight companions, and extra members created by statute Also called the Garter See also Order of the Thistle
noun 1. the agenda for an assembly, meeting, group, or organization. 2. the activity or feature of primary importance: Good cheer and celebrations will be the order of the day. noun 1. the general directive of a commander in chief or the specific instructions of a commanding officer 2. (informal) the prescribed or only thing […]