Magnitude vs Amplitude - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between magnitude and amplitude
is that magnitude
is (uncountable|countable) the absolute or relative size, extent or importance of something while amplitude
is the measure of something's size, especially in terms of width or breadth; largeness, magnitude.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(uncountable, countable) The absolute or relative size, extent or importance of something.
(countable) An order of magnitude.
(mathematics) A number, assigned to something, such that it may be compared to others numerically
(mathematics) Of a vector, the norm, most commonly, the two-norm.
(astronomy) The apparent brightness of a star (on a negative, logarithmic scale); apparent magnitude
(seismology) A measure of the energy released by an earthquake (e.g. on the Richter scale).
* order of magnitude
* absolute magnitude
* apparent magnitude
The measure of something's size, especially in terms of width or breadth; largeness, magnitude.
- The cathedral of Lincoln is a magnificent structure, proportionable to the amplitude of the diocese.
- amplitude of mind
(mathematics) The maximum absolute value of the vertical component of a curve or function, especially one that is periodic.
(physics) The maximum absolute value of some quantity that varies.
(astronomy) The arc of the horizon between the true east or west point and the center of the sun, or a star, at its rising or setting. At the rising, the amplitude is eastern or ortive: at the setting, it is western, occiduous, or occasive. It is also northern or southern, when north or south of the equator.
(astronomy) The arc of the horizon between the true east or west point and the foot of the vertical circle passing through any star or object.
(firearms) The horizontal line which measures the distance to which a projectile is thrown; the range.
- amplitude of comprehension