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Definitions of order of magnitude:
  • noun:   a number assigned to the ratio of two quantities; two quantities are of the same order of magnitude if one is less than 10 times as large as the other; the number of magnitudes that the quantities differ is specified to within a power of 10
  • noun:   a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
    Example: "An explosion of a low order of magnitude"

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