change of magnitude

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Noun1.change of magnitude - the act of changing the amount or size of something
change - the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
reduction, step-down, diminution, decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
step-up, increase - the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
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In this regard, the Scuds--if transferred--would represent a change of magnitude but not of kind.