Science / Geology / Magnitude: A measure of earthquake size, determined by taking the common logarithm base 10) of the largest ground motion observed during the arrival of a P-wave or seismic surface wave and applying a standard correction for distance to the epicenter.

Other Words for Magnitude

Magnitude Verb Synonyms: greatness, size, extent, bigness, immensity, enormousness, dimensions

Richter Magnitude Scale

Science / Geology / Richter Magnitude Scale: A scale that is used to compare the strength of earthquakes based upon the amount of energy released. The scale is logarithmic and an arbitrary earthquake was used as a starting point for creating the MORE

Armature Reaction

Technology / Motors / Armature Reaction: The current that flows in the armature winding of a DC motor tends to produce magnetic flux in addition to that produced by the field current. This effect, which reduces the torque capacity, is called MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Catharsis: An emotional discharge that brings about a moral or spiritual renewal or welcome relief from tension and anxiety. According to Aristotle, catharsis is the marking feature and ultimate end of any tragi MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Tragedy: A serious play in which the chief character, by some peculiarity of psychology, passes through a series of misfortunes leading to a final, devastating catastrophe. According to Aristotle, catharsis is MORE

Curium (Cm)

Science / Periodic Table of Elements / Curium (Cm): Atomic number: 96, Atomic mass: (247) g.mol -1, Electronegativity: unknown, Density: 13.51 at 20°C, Melting point: 1340 °C, Boiling point: unknown, Vanderwaals radius: unknown, Ionic radius: MORE


Science / Tides and Currents / Overtide: A harmonic tidal (or tidal current) constituent with a speed that is an exact multiple of the speed of one of the fundamental constituents derived from the development of the tide-producing force. The MORE