Dimension meaning

dĭ-mĕn'shən, dī-
A measure of spatial extent, especially width, height, or length.
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Dimension is defined as scope or a measurable portion of space that extends in a certain direction.

An example of dimension is a problem of great magnitude.

An example of dimension is width.

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The definition of dimension is to shape or show the desired size.

An example of dimension is to create a scale model.

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Extent or magnitude; scope.

A problem of alarming dimensions.

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Aspect; element.
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A physical property, such as mass, length, time, or a combination thereof, regarded as a fundamental measure or as one of a set of fundamental measures of a physical quantity.

Velocity has the dimensions of length divided by time.

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To cut or shape to specified dimensions.
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To mark with specified dimensions.
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Measurements in length and width, and often depth.
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The nature and relationship of the units entering into some physical quantity.

The dimension for speed is length divided by time.

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Bodily form.
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A number, usually an integer, representing the geometric dimensions of some physical or abstract system.
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Designating lumber, stone, etc. cut to specified dimensions.
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To shape to or mark with specified dimensions.
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A unit, such as mass, time, or charge, associated with a physical quantity and used as the basis for other measurements, such as acceleration.
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A single aspect of a given thing.
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A measure of spatial extent in a particular direction, such as height, width or breadth, or depth.
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A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished.
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(geometry) The number of independent coordinates needed to specify uniquely the location of a point in a space; also, any of such independent coordinates.
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(linear algebra) The number of elements of any basis of a vector space.
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(physics) One of the physical properties that are regarded as fundamental measures of a physical quantity, such as mass, length and time.

The dimension of velocity is length divided by time.

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(computing) Any of the independent ranges of indices in a multidimensional array.
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(science fiction, fantasy) An alternative universe or plane of existence.
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To mark, cut or shape something to specified dimensions.
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Origin of dimension

  • Middle English dimensioun from Latin dīmēnsiō dīmēnsiōn- extent from dīmēnsus past participle of dīmētīrī to measure out dī-, dis- dis- mētīrī to measure mē-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin dīmensio, dīmensiōnis.
    From Wiktionary