Textual thesaurus for "order of magnitude"

(noun) order

a degree in a continuum of size or quantity

it was on the order of a mile; an explosion of a low order of magnitude

(noun) magnitude

a number assigned to the ratio of two quantities; two quantities are of the same order of magnitude if one is less than 10 times as large as the other; the number of magnitudes that the quantities differ is specified to within a power of 10