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fourth dimension

n.
Time regarded as a coordinate dimension and required by relativity theory, along with three spatial dimensions, to specify completely the location of any event.

fourth dimension

n
1. (General Physics) the dimension of time, which is necessary in addition to three spatial dimensions to specify fully the position and behaviour of a point or particle
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the concept in science fiction of a dimension in addition to three spatial dimensions, used to explain supernatural phenomena, events, etc
ˌfourth-diˈmensional adj

fourth′ dimen′sion


n.
1. a dimension, usu. time, in addition to length, width, and depth, used to discuss phenomena that depend on four variables in geometrical language.
2. something beyond scientific explanation.
[1870–75]
fourth′-di•men′sion•al, adj.
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Noun1.fourth dimension - the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event
dimension - the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)
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fourth dimension

n the fourth dimensionla quarta dimensione
References in classic literature ?
There are really four dimensions, three which we call the three planes of Space, and a fourth, Time.
Well, I do not mind telling you I have been at work upon this geometry of Four Dimensions for some time.
But now you begin to see the object of my investigations into the geometry of Four Dimensions.
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As an example, it is possible to construct the integrand of the complete, four-loop four-point scattering amplitude in maximally supersymmetric gauge theory in four dimensions using only planar data, and the solution of a linear system of Jacobi identities.
Abelard in Four Dimensions has really been written for keen Abelard specialists.
You add that to the other four dimensions and you can travel through space without having to go the long way around.
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