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Time regarded as a coordinate dimension and required by relativity theory, along with three spatial dimensions, to specify completely the location of any event.
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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
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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.
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|Noun||1.||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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