of the first order (or magnitude)


of the first order (or magnitude)
of the first order (or magnitude)
excellent or considerable of its kind.
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  • of the first order — (or magnitude) used to denote something that is excellent or considerable of its kind it is a media event of the first order * * * of a high order | of the highest/first order idiom of a high quality or degree; of the highest quality or greatest… …   Useful english dictionary

  • of the first order — ► of the first order (or magnitude) excellent or considerable of its kind. Main Entry: ↑first …   English terms dictionary

  • Order of magnitude — An order of magnitude is the class of scale or magnitude of any amount, where each class contains values of a fixed ratio to the class preceding it. In its most common usage, the amount being scaled is 10 and the scale is the (base 10) exponent… …   Wikipedia

  • of the first magnitude — ► of the first order (or magnitude) excellent or considerable of its kind. Main Entry: ↑first …   English terms dictionary

  • first — ► ORDINAL NUMBER 1) coming before all others in time or order; earliest; 1st. 2) before doing something else specified or implied. 3) foremost in position, rank, or importance. 4) informal something never previously achieved or occurring. 5) Brit …   English terms dictionary

  • first — ordinal number 1》 coming before all others in time or order; earliest; 1st.     ↘before doing something else. 2》 foremost in position, rank, or importance.     ↘Brit. a place in the top grade in an examination for a degree. 3》 for the first time …   English new terms dictionary

  • Magnitude (mathematics) — The magnitude of an object in Mathematics is its size: a property by which it can be compared as larger or smaller than other objects of the same kind; in technical terms, an ordering (or ranking) of the class of objects to which it belongs. It… …   Wikipedia

  • Magnitude (astronomy) — For other uses, see Magnitude (disambiguation). Magnitude is the logarithmic measure of the brightness of an object, in astronomy, measured in a specific wavelength or passband, usually in optical or near infrared wavelengths. Contents 1… …   Wikipedia

  • Order — n. & v. n. 1 a the condition in which every part, unit, etc. is in its right place; tidiness (restored some semblance of order). b a usu. specified sequence, succession, etc. (alphabetical order; the order of events). 2 (in sing. or pl.) an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • order — n. & v. n. 1 a the condition in which every part, unit, etc. is in its right place; tidiness (restored some semblance of order). b a usu. specified sequence, succession, etc. (alphabetical order; the order of events). 2 (in sing. or pl.) an… …   Useful english dictionary