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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, distance, time, or a combination thereof, regarded as a fundamental measure of a physical quantity: Velocity has the dimension of distance divided by time.
6. A realm of existence, as in a work of fiction, that is physically separate from another such realm: "Although it tells a grounded, political story free from aliens and alternate dimensions, the film remains packed to the brim with iconic ... characters." (Conner Schwerdtfeger).
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′i·ty (-shə-năl′ĭ-tē) n.

## 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]
diˌmensionˈality n

## 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′i•ty, n.

## 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
dimension
dimension
Present
I dimension
you dimension
he/she/it dimensions
we dimension
you dimension
they dimension
Preterite
I dimensioned
you dimensioned
he/she/it dimensioned
we dimensioned
you dimensioned
they dimensioned
Present Continuous
I am dimensioning
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he/she/it is dimensioning
we are dimensioning
you are dimensioning
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Present Perfect
I have dimensioned
you have dimensioned
he/she/it has dimensioned
we have dimensioned
you have dimensioned
they have dimensioned
Past Continuous
I was dimensioning
you were dimensioning
he/she/it was dimensioning
we were dimensioning
you were dimensioning
they were dimensioning
Past Perfect
Future
I will dimension
you will dimension
he/she/it will dimension
we will dimension
you will dimension
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Future Perfect
I will have dimensioned
you will have dimensioned
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we will have dimensioned
you will have dimensioned
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Future Continuous
I will be dimensioning
you will be dimensioning
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they will be dimensioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dimensioning
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you have been dimensioning
they have been dimensioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dimensioning
you will have been dimensioning
he/she/it will have been dimensioning
we will have been dimensioning
you will have been dimensioning
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dimensioning
you had been dimensioning
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we had been dimensioning
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Conditional
I would dimension
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we 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:
 Noun 1 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 widthtenuity, 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 sideheight, tallness - the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the topthird dimension - the dimension whereby a solid object differs from a two-dimensional drawing of itfourth 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 instanceslineament, 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 spaceCartesian 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"proportionmagnitude - 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" Verb 1 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 dimensionsshape, form - give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"

## dimension

noun
1. This adds a new dimension to our work.
2. She did not understand the dimension of her plight.
plural noun
1. 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

치수
matmenųmatmuo
dimensijaizmērs
dimenzija
dimensionaspekt
มิติ
kích thước

## dimension

[dɪˈmenʃən] N
1. (Phys, Math) →
2. dimensions (= size, scope) → dimensiones fpl
they did not realize the dimensions of the problem
3. (= aspect) →
the human dimension of the tragedy

## dimension

[dɪˈmɛnʃən daɪˈmɛnʃən] n
(= aspect) →
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 dimensions; this adds a new dimension to his workdas gibt seiner Arbeit eine neue Dimension

## dimension

[daɪˈmɛnʃn] n (size) → (Math) (fig) → dimensione
to add a new dimension to (fig) →

## 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

rozměr dimension ulottuvuus dimenzija 寸法 치수 dimension มิติ kích thước

## di·men·sion

n. dimensión, medida de un cuerpo.

## dimension

n dimensión f
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