Order of magnitude

Posted by TheFallen on March 04, 2002

In Reply to: Order of magnitude posted by honnibal on March 04, 2002

: Anybody can tell me what is the quantitative measure of an ORDER OF MAGNITUDE? Or is there one?

: Thanx in advance.

I am under the probably mistaken impression that this term comes to us from astrophysics. Stars are classified by magnitude, I believe. Then again, I am attracting a growing reputation for defiantly choosing to labour under my false apprehensions, even once it's been conclusively proven to me that I am wrong.