jbovlaste
a lojban dictionary editing system
User:
Pass:

Home
Get A Printable Dictionary
Search Best Words
Recent Changes
How You Can Help
valsi - All
valsi - Preferred Only
natlang - All
natlang - Preferred Only
Languages
XML Export
user Listing
Report Bugs
Utilities
Status
Help
Admin Request
Create Account
Discussion of "cmagnitude"
[parent] [root]
Comment #10: Re: OT: Order of magnitude
Curtis W Franks (Sun Jul 12 08:25:01 2015)

gleki wrote:
> krtisfranks wrote:
> > For some reason my previous comment does not appear until I try to
reply
> to
> > it. So, I am going to attempt to post it again; hopefully, it works
this
> > time.
> >
> > gleki wrote:
> > > carmi isn't necessarily about brightness. When you work hard it's
also
> > > carmi. carmi is too vague.
> > >
> > > I guess most important meanings of "magnitude" are:
> > > 1. size/degree (cisni? gradu?), grandeco
> > > 2. vector magnitude (do we have a prefix for vector? or just for
math?)
> > > 3. brightness
> > > 4. Richter scale magnitude, ni nejni?
> > > 5. order of magnitude, grandoordo
> > >
> > > I think all of them can be nailed down to gradu which of course
isn't
> a
> >
> > > solution.
> > >
> > > Maybe, magni- should become a new pseudo-prefix, e.g.
> > > 1. gradu
> > > 2. magninorma
> > > 3. magnigusni
> > > 4. magninejni
> > > 5. magnitenfo
> > >
> > > Sorry, those roots aren't my final proposals, just a thought.
> >
> > This is a little off-topic, but what do you think about this definition

> for
> > the word for "order of magnitude":
> >
> > Definition: x_1 (pure number) has order of magnitude x_2 for base x_3
> > (contextless default: 2, e, or ten) on scale/in system x_4 (si'o;
> > contextless default: logarithmic scale, of base x_3, with half of an
> order
> > of magnitude representing (x_3)^(1/2)).
> >
> > Notes: If x1 is for a measured value with dimension, express it by the
> > (typically) second terbri of the unit and fill the first terbri thereof

> > using be; for example, x1 can be "le se mitre be lo nilcla be zo'e";
a
> > measured thing (such as the referent of "le mitre") cannot have order
of
> > magnitude, but its measurement (le se mitre) can. Specify use of
sigfigs
> > for x2 if necessary; typically, only an integer will be supplied (and
it
> is
> > very commonly meant to be interpreted using sigfigs), but any real
number
>
> > may be supplied to x2.
>
>
> please fill in all 4 sumti with something other than zo'e or "la ...
[ku]"

le se mitre be le nilcla be la banli bliku po la .gizas. bei lo sraji cu
magnitenfo li su'ai re li dau lo si'o dugri ciste kei be mi
"The number of meters for measuring the length of the Great Pyramid of Giza
in the vertical direction is of the order of magnitude 2 (sigfigs) in
decimal base, using an idea of a logarithmic system, thought of by me";
more approximately: "The Great Pyramid of Giza is approximately one hundred
meters high, where I used a logarithmic scale for figuring that out".
I am iffiest about my submission to the fourth terbri there.

Currently, jbovlaste will accept data for 69 languages.
You are not logged in.

  recent changes jbovlaste main
This is jbovlaste, the lojban dictionary system.
The main code was last changed on Wed 07 Oct 2020 05:54:55 PM PDT.
All content is public domain. By submitting content, you agree to place it in the public domain to the fullest extent allowed by local law.
jbovlaste is an official project of the logical language group, and is now headed by Robin Lee Powell.
E-mail him if you have any questions.
care to log in?