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di·men·sion

 (dĭ-mĕn′shən, dī-)
n.
1. A measure of spatial extent, especially width, height, or length.
2. often dimensions Extent or magnitude; scope: a problem of alarming dimensions.
3. Aspect; element: "He's a good newsman, and he has that extra dimension" (William S. Paley).
4. Mathematics
a. The least number of independent coordinates required to specify uniquely the points in a space.
b. The range of such a coordinate.
5. Physics 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.
tr.v. di·men·sioned, di·men·sion·ing, di·men·sions
1. To cut or shape to specified dimensions.
2. To mark with specified dimensions.

[Middle English dimensioun, from Latin dīmēnsiō, dīmēnsiōn-, extent, from dīmēnsus, past participle of dīmētīrī, to measure out : dī-, dis-, dis- + mētīrī, to measure; see mē- in Indo-European roots.]

di·men′sion·al adj.
di·men′sion·al′i·ty (-shə-năl′ĭ-tē) n.
di·men′sion·al·ly adv.
di·men′sion·less adj.

dimension

(dɪˈmɛnʃən)
n
1. (often plural) a measurement of the size of something in a particular direction, such as the length, width, height, or diameter
2. (often plural) scope; size; extent: a problem of enormous dimensions.
3. aspect: a new dimension to politics.
4. (Mathematics) maths the number of coordinates required to locate a point in space
5. (General Physics) physics
a. the product or the quotient of the fundamental physical quantities (such as mass, length, or time) raised to the appropriate power in a derived physical quantity: the dimensions of velocity are length divided by time.
b. the power to which such a fundamental quantity has to be raised in a derived quantity
vb
(tr) chiefly
a. to shape or cut to specified dimensions
b. to mark with specified dimensions
[C14: from Old French, from Latin dīmensiō an extent, from dīmētīrī to measure out, from mētīrī]
diˈmensional adj
diˌmensionˈality n
diˈmensionally adv
diˈmensionless adj

di•men•sion

(dɪˈmɛn ʃən, daɪ-)

n.
1.
a. a property of space; extension in a given direction: A straight line has one dimension, a parallelogram has two dimensions, and a parallelepiped has three dimensions.
b. the generalization of this property to spaces with curvilinear extension, as the surface of a sphere.
c. a magnitude that serves to define the location of an element within a given set, as of a point on a line or an event in space-time.
2. Usu., dimensions.
a. measurement in length, width, and thickness.
b. scope: the dimensions of a problem.
3. magnitude; size: Matter has dimension.
4. an aspect or factor; side.
5. dimensions, bodily measurements.
v.t.
6. to shape or fashion to the desired dimensions.
7. to indicate the dimensions on (a diagram or drawing).
[1375–1425; < Latin dīmēnsiō a measuring, derivative of dīmētīrī to measure out =dī- di-2 + mētīrī to measure]
di•men′sion•al, adj.
di•men`sion•al′i•ty, n.
di•men′sion•al•ly, adv.
di•men′sion•less, adj.

di·men·sion

(dĭ-mĕn′shən)
1. Mathematics
a. Any one of the three physical or spatial properties of length, area, and volume. In geometry, a point is said to have zero dimension; a figure having only length, such as a line, has one dimension; a plane or surface, two dimensions; and a figure having volume, three dimensions. The fourth dimension is often said to be time, as in the theory of general relativity. Higher dimensions can be dealt with mathematically but cannot be represented visually.
b. The measurement of a length, width, or thickness: The dimensions of the window are 2 feet by 4 feet.
2. A unit, such as mass, time, or charge, associated with a physical quantity and used as the basis for other measurements, such as acceleration.

dimension


Past participle: dimensioned
Gerund: dimensioning

Imperative
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Present
I dimension
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he/she/it dimensions
we dimension
you dimension
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Preterite
I dimensioned
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we dimensioned
you dimensioned
they dimensioned
Present Continuous
I am dimensioning
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he/she/it is dimensioning
we are dimensioning
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Present Perfect
I have dimensioned
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Past Continuous
I was dimensioning
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we were dimensioning
you were dimensioning
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Past Perfect
I had dimensioned
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we had dimensioned
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Future
I will dimension
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he/she/it will dimension
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Future Perfect
I will have dimensioned
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Future Continuous
I will be dimensioning
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dimensioning
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dimensioning
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dimensioning
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Conditional
I would dimension
you would dimension
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we would dimension
you would dimension
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Past Conditional
I would have dimensioned
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we would have dimensioned
you would have dimensioned
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dimension - the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)dimension - the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)
magnitude - the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small); "they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion"; "about the magnitude of a small pea"
thickness - the dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
tenuity, thinness, slenderness - relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width; "the tenuity of a hair"; "the thinness of a rope"
length - the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place; "the length of the table was 5 feet"
width, breadth - the extent of something from side to side
height, tallness - the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top
third dimension - the dimension whereby a solid object differs from a two-dimensional drawing of it
fourth dimension, time - the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event
2.dimension - a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished; "self-confidence is not an endearing property"
concept, conception, construct - an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
lineament, character, quality - a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something; "each town has a quality all its own"; "the radical character of our demands"
characteristic, feature - a prominent attribute or aspect of something; "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics"
feature of speech, feature - (linguistics) a distinctive characteristic of a linguistic unit that serves to distinguish it from other units of the same kind
3.dimension - one of three Cartesian coordinates that determine a position in space
Cartesian coordinate - one of the coordinates in a system of coordinates that locates a point on a plane or in space by its distance from two lines or three planes respectively; the two lines or the intersections of the three planes are the coordinate axes
4.dimension - magnitude or extent; "a building of vast proportions"
magnitude - the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small); "they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion"; "about the magnitude of a small pea"
Verb1.dimension - indicate the dimensions on; "These techniques permit us to dimension the human heart"
mark - designate as if by a mark; "This sign marks the border"
2.dimension - shape or form to required dimensions
shape, form - give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"

dimension

noun
1. aspect, side, feature, angle, facet This adds a new dimension to our work.
2. extent, size, magnitude, importance, scope, greatness, amplitude, largeness She did not understand the dimension of her plight.
plural noun
1. proportions, range, size, scale, measure, volume, capacity, bulk, measurement, amplitude, bigness the grandiose dimensions of the room

dimension

noun
The amount of space occupied by something:
extent, magnitude, measure, proportion (often used in plural), size.
Translations
rozměrdimenze
dimensionomfangstørrelse
mõõde
ulottuvuusdimensio
dimenzija
dimenzió
ummál
寸法
치수
matmenųmatmuo
dimensijaizmērs
dimenzija
dimensionaspekt
มิติ
kích thước

dimension

[dɪˈmenʃən] N
1. (Phys, Math) → dimensión f
2. dimensions (= size, scope) → dimensiones fpl
they did not realize the dimensions of the problemno se daban cuenta de las dimensiones or de la envergadura or del alcance del problema
3. (= aspect) → dimensión f
the human dimension of the tragedyla dimensión humana de la tragedia

dimension

[dɪˈmɛnʃən daɪˈmɛnʃən] n
(= aspect) → dimension f
dimensions to sth (= aspects of) → dimensions de qch
(= size, scale) the dimensions of sth (= size) → les dimensions de qch (= scale) → l'ampleur de qch (= length and breadth) → les dimensions de qch
in three dimensions → en trois dimensions

dimension

nDimension f; (= measurement)Abmessung (→ en pl) f, → Maß nt; a problem of vast dimensionsein Problem größten Ausmaßes; this adds a new dimension to his workdas gibt seiner Arbeit eine neue Dimension

dimension

[daɪˈmɛnʃn] n (size) → dimensione f, proporzione f (Math) (fig) → dimensione
to add a new dimension to (fig) → dare una dimensione nuova a

dimension

(diˈmenʃən) , (daiˈmenʃən) noun
a measurement in length, breadth, or thickness. The dimensions of the box are 20 cm by 10 cm by 4 cm.
-dimensional
of (a certain number of) dimensions. a three-dimensional figure.

dimension

بُعْد rozměr dimension Dimension διάσταση dimensión ulottuvuus dimension dimenzija dimensione 寸法 치수 dimensie dimensjon wymiar dimensão измерение dimension มิติ boyut kích thước 尺寸

di·men·sion

n. dimensión, medida de un cuerpo.

dimension

n dimensión f
References in classic literature ?
It was like encountering an inhabitant of the fourth dimension of space, a being who was free from all one's own limitations.
Before thir eyes in sudden view appear The secrets of the hoarie deep, a dark Illimitable Ocean without bound, Without dimension, where length, breadth, and highth, And time and place are lost; where eldest Night And CHAOS, Ancestors of Nature, hold Eternal ANARCHIE, amidst the noise Of endless warrs and by confusion stand.
Really this is what is meant by the Fourth Dimension, though some people who talk about the Fourth Dimension do not know they mean it.
So are there states, great in territory, and yet not apt to enlarge or command; and some that have but a small dimension of stem, and yet apt to be the foundations of great monarchies.
He had thoughts on the border of thought; fancies about a fourth dimension which was itself a hole to hide anything, of seeing everything from a new angle out of a new window in the senses; or of some mystical light and transparency, like the new rays of chemistry, in which he could see Bulmer's body, horrible and glaring, floating in a lurid halo over the woods and the wall.
Or if this postulate is as untenable as all the others, still I am very glad that I did not then lose any fact of the majesty, and beauty, and pathos of the great certain measures for the sake of that fourth dimension of the poem which is not yet made palpable or visible.
Among themselves they communicate by means of what Perry says must be a sixth sense which is cognizant of a fourth dimension.
The Guggenhammers sure must go some when a fight of that dimension was no more than a skirmish of which they deigned to hear echoes.
Himself a live thing, solid and substantial, possessed of weight and dimension, a reality incontrovertible, he moved through the space and place of being, concrete, hard, quick, convincing, an absoluteness of something surrounded by the shades and shadows of the fluxing phantasmagoria of nothing.
Sarah Frost, the novelist, came with her husband, a very genial and placid old scholar who had become slightly deranged upon the subject of the fourth dimension.
She had spent her life over the dish-pan and she knew no more about the world than I do of the fourth dimension, or the fifth.
It was an enormous disc, whose colossal dimension could not be estimated.