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(astronomy) the magnitude that a star would have if it were viewed from a distance of 10 parsecs (32

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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].
We suggest that the absolute magnitude of change and relative magnitude of change are two central facets of these phenomena.
The investigations were particularly designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate whether or not they had a 'sense of the relative and absolute magnitude of numbers' and a 'system of benchmarks' with which they could operate to make reasonable estimates.
D](w - s) remains bounded for u -[sigma] > 1/2, in absolute magnitude, for |t|[right arrow][infinity] according to Lemma 3.
In terms of absolute magnitude, we found audit fees, non-audit fees and total fees to be highest among extractive industries in the case of both UK and US companies.
Assessing exposure to radon and radiation requires accounting for duration and frequency of exposure, not just absolute magnitude.
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.
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.
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.
The potential error in growth estimates will then be directly proportional to both the relative and absolute magnitude of shrinkage.
The major point of Table 2 is to illustrate that by the third trimester, normal pregnancy causes the D-dimer concentration to increase by an mean absolute magnitude of 0.
Bearing the burden While smaller in absolute magnitude than the costs associated with environmental, economic, and tax compliance regulations, workplace regulations nevertheless represent a significant burden on all Americans.
Whilst the absolute magnitude of the economic impact seems large, it is 2percent of the regional turnover and less than 1percent of total regional employment.
If it is assumed that interstellar extinction is negligible then the surface brightness and absolute magnitude of NGC 6210 can be determined.