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order of magnitude

Translation of order of magnitude in Spanish:

noun

  • orden (feminine) de magnitud
    Example sentences
    • To measure changes that take place in about a femtosecond, they needed something they could characterize in attoseconds, an order of magnitude lower than existing systems.
    • As late as 1997 unemployment rates remained over 10 per cent, an order of magnitude higher than in the golden age of the 1960s and more than twice the rates of the United States.
    • Both these estimates were an order of magnitude too small, but the fault was in Aristarchus's lack of accurate instruments rather than in his correct method of reasoning.

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    onces

    In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.