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 scale. As a result it is a continuous scale with no upper limit and negative numbers possible for very small earthquakes. An upper limit of approximately 9.0 is suspected as Earth materials will most likely fail before storing enough energy for a larger magnitude earthquake.

Other Words for Magnitude

Magnitude Verb Synonyms: greatness, size, extent, bigness, immensity, enormousness, dimensions
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Other Words for Scale

Scale Noun Synonyms: coating, encrustation or incrustation, crust, overlay, layer, cake, caking, tartar, plaque
Scale Adverb Synonyms: flake, imbrication, scurf, dandruff, squama, plate, scute or scutum, lamina, lamella
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Offering Scale

Business / Finance / Offering Scale: The range of prices offered by the underwriter of a serial bond issue with different maturities. MORE

Pentatonic Scale

Entertainment / Music / Pentatonic Scale: Five-note pattern used in some African, Far Eastern and Native American musics: can also be found in Western music as an example of exoticism. MORE

Ph Scale

Entertainment / Photography / Ph Scale: Numerical system running from 0-14 and used to express the alkalinity or acidity of a chemical solution. 7 is neutral. Solutions with a lower ph value are increasingly acidic, and those with a higher MORE

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