#### Write4U

**Valued Senior Member**

In what respect are they indistinguishable? They all use the same magnitude of measurements? But of course, each of the three spatial dimension have an orientation, a direction of measurement, and each dimension of orientation has measurable properties.As I have already said, the ideas of "width of time" and "height of time" indicate that "length of time" is a colloquialism. The three spatial dimensions are indistinguishable.

Time also has a very specific measurable temporal orientation, forward from beginning to end of duration.. Therefore the term "length" as a temporal measurement of the beginning and end of a duration is certainly acceptable.

Length itself is a magnitude of increments.

And of course there is a "breadth of time". Another colloquialism?

The thing is that you are using the term Magnitude in a different context.

**Order of magnitude**

Anorder of magnitudeis an approximation of the logarithm of a value relative to some contextually understood reference value, usually ten, interpreted as the base of the logarithm and the representative of values of magnitude one. Logarithmic distributions are common in nature and considering the order of magnitude of values sampled from such a distribution can be more intuitive.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_magnitudeWhen the reference value is ten, the order of magnitude can be understood as the number of digits in the base-10 representation of the value. Similarly, if the reference value is one of certain powers of two, the magnitude can be understood as the amount of computer memory needed to store the exact integer value.

Differences in order of magnitude can be measured on a base-10 logarithmic scale in “decades” (i.e., factors of ten).[1] Examples of numbers of different magnitudes can be found at Orders of magnitude (numbers).

The Exponential Function uses magnitudes of numerical growth.

Here are some more synonyms for your term magnitude

**mag·ni·tude**,

*noun*

- 1.

the great size or extent of something.

"they may feel discouraged at the magnitude of the task before them"

Similar: immensity, vastness, hugeness, enormity, enormousness, expanse, size, extent, greatness, largeness

bigness.

Opposite: smallness

As far as I am concerned you are engaging in sophistry.

OK, put your money where your mouth is.

Can you explain to me the magnitude of 17.84 hrs. I kid you not. I am looking at this now.

It has me stumped.

__Hours per month__

Code A .............. 17.84

Code B .............. 20.00

Code C .............. 37.32

Code D ............. 69.28

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Total hours ...... ?????

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