# Magnitude vs Quantities - What's the difference?

magnitude | quantities |

## As nouns the difference between

is that

(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).

## As nouns the difference between **magnitude** and **quantities**

is that **magnitude**is (uncountable|countable) the absolute or relative size, extent or importance of something while

**quantities**is .