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What is magnitude in physics?

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In physics, magnitude refers to the dimensions of an object or quantity when compared to its motion. These dimensions include the size of the object or quantity, its direction, etc.

In the example 10km/hr, 10 is the magnitude of speed traveled per hour.

Magnitude may also mean the extent of something depending on the context.

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