order of magnitude


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a degree in a continuum of size or quantity

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a number assigned to the ratio of two quantities

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Recall that Vice President Agnew was tossed from public life for bribes an order of magnitude smaller than $100,000, and that these payments were likewise tendered prior to his White House service.
In the first week I ship 150,000 units of dBase IV, an order of magnitude more than they'll ship in two years.
Following an evaluation using a multi-million-gate FD-SOI SoC design, TetraMAX II demonstrated an order of magnitude speedup in runtime and significant test-pattern-count reduction without impacting test coverage.
Significantly, the study also showed that the mixture exerted an effect on [T.sub.4] even though concentrations of its constituent chemicals were at least an order of magnitude below their known effective doses.
The experiment is still under development but does have the potential to make an order of magnitude improvement in sensitivity to the underlying T-violating meson exchange coupling constants [4].
The chart on page 18 was intended to illustrate order of magnitude by presenting ranges that were rounded off.
It allows all writes to approach native LAN speeds, many times an order of magnitude faster than writes without this feature.
JbedME is an order of magnitude faster than standard J2ME implementations because it fully compiles Java bytecode into optimised machine code on the device itself.
"In some areas, car and wood smoke pollution can be of the same order of magnitude," he says.
The new approach is said to be "an order of magnitude" more effective than in-mold coating in preventing paint pops, and it eliminates about 30 sec of molding cycle time needed for IMC.
Sohn of Princeton University, "because it shows that atomic-sized devices could handle currents on the same order of magnitude as today's devices."
Currents of the same order of magnitude or larger are generated by other effects, such as piezoelectric effects or charge storage in the sample or in test fixtures not designed for such sensitive measurements.
In addition to avoiding the losses associated with the transport of UCN through guides and windows, the excellent dielectric properties of liquid helium allows one to increase the applied electric field by nearly an order of magnitude as compared to the traditional experiments operated in vacuum.
In one analysis of blood plasma conducted at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), scientists claim to have identified about 3,700 proteins (not counting immunoglobulins) from human plasma, results that are an order of magnitude greater than those described only 18 months ago, according to Richard Smith, director of the NIH Proteomics Research Resource Center at PNNL.
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