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 (dĭ-mĕn′shən, dī-)
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 adj.
di·men′sion·al′i·ty (-shə-năl′ĭ-tē) n.
di·men′sion·al·ly adv.
di·men′sion·less adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dimensioning - indicating or determining size and position in space; "the ultrasonic dimensioning measurement"; "an ultrasonic dimensioning arrangement of the heart"
orientating, orienting - positioning with respect to a reference system or determining your bearings physically or intellectually; "noticed the bee's momentary orienting pause before heading back to the hive"; "an orienting program for new employees"
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"There does appear to be shortcomings on dead stock removal. However, we will review our policies and ensure these are followed."
Engis UK says the new range of vitrified bond grinding wheels can provide these customers with lower manufacturing cost per part as well as improved product quality and these advantages are due to the combination of the vitrified bond process with the use of superior abrasive materials used in the Engis wheels, which result in low wheel wear, high stock removal and low temperature grinding.
Other tools, like abrasive nylon brushes, would not guarantee enough stock removal."
"Joe was making knives ranging from historical reproductions to modern designs using both forging and stock removal techniques.
Of the six screw holes located posterior to the trigger guard, only one screw is functional in stock removal. This 1/4" slotted screw is threaded at the bottom of the lower tang for a fillister head screw.
The final scratch requires 0.001-inch stock removal.
The ring lessens jaw stock removal required during parts setup and increases up-times for running machined parts.
Popular uses for the Tiger Paw include pipe beveling, edge chamfering, weld blending, grinding, deburring, stock removal, surface finishing and blending.
A: As a rule, you will need to use the lower grit belts for heavy stock removal (36-80 grit belts can remove approximately 1/8 inch to 1/32 inch respectively) and medium grit belts for lighter stock removal (100-120 grit belts can remove approximately 1/32 inch to 1/64 inch respectively).
Again, the checkering on the butt plate is very fine line, plus there's an opening to insert the stock removal tool that is included with all Perazzi shotguns.
Report author, former NFU director General Kevin Roberts, said the snowstorms were a freak event and while stock removal by councils was "inconsistent", the Welsh Government response was "broadly appropriate".