Definition of Dimension

1. Noun. The magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height).




2. Verb. Indicate the dimensions on. "These techniques permit us to dimension the human heart"
Generic synonyms: Mark

3. Noun. A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished. "Self-confidence is not an endearing property"

4. Verb. Shape or form to required dimensions.
Generic synonyms: Form, Shape

5. Noun. One of three Cartesian coordinates that determine a position in space.
Generic synonyms: Cartesian Coordinate

6. Noun. Magnitude or extent. "A building of vast proportions"
Exact synonyms: Proportion
Generic synonyms: Magnitude

Definition of Dimension

1. n. Measure in a single line, as length, breadth, height, thickness, or circumference; extension; measurement; -- usually, in the plural, measure in length and breadth, or in length, breadth, and thickness; extent; size; as, the dimensions of a room, or of a ship; the dimensions of a farm, of a kingdom.

Definition of Dimension

1. Noun. A single aspect of a given thing. ¹

2. Noun. A measure of spatial extent in a particular direction, such as height, width or breadth, or depth. ¹

3. Noun. A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished. ¹

4. Noun. (geometry) The number of independent coordinates needed to specify uniquely the location of a point in a space; also, any of such independent coordinates. ¹

5. Noun. (linear algebra) The number of elements of any basis of a vector space. ¹

6. Noun. (physics) One of the physical properties that are regarded as fundamental measures of a physical quantity, such as mass, length and time. ¹

7. Noun. (computing) Any of the independent ranges of indices in a multidimensional array. ¹

8. Noun. (science fiction fantasy) An alternative universe or plane of existence. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To mark, cut or shape something to specified dimensions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dimension

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Dimension

1. 1. Measure in a single line, as length, breadth, height, thickness, or circumference; extension; measurement; usually, in the plural, measure in length and breadth, or in length, breadth, and thickness; extent; size; as, the dimensions of a room, or of a ship; the dimensions of a farm, of a kingdom. "Gentlemen of more than ordinary dimensions." (W. Irving) Space of dimension, extension that has length but no breadth or thickness; a straight or curved line. Space of two dimensions, extension which has length and breadth, but no thickness; a plane or curved surface. Space of three dimensions, extension which has length, breadth, and thickness; a solid. Space of four dimensions, as imaginary kind of extension, which is assumed to have length, breadth, thickness, and also a fourth imaginary dimension. Space of five or six, or more dimensions is also sometimes assumed in mathematics. 2. Extent; reach; scope; importance; as, a project of large dimensions. 3. The degree of manifoldness of a quantity; as, time is quantity having one dimension; volume has three dimensions, relative to extension. 4. A literal factor, as numbered in characterising a term. The term dimensions forms with the cardinal numbers a phrase equivalent to degree with the ordinal; thus, a^2b^2c is a term of five dimensions, or of the fifth degree. 5. The manifoldness with which the fundamental units of time, length, and mass are involved in determining the units of other physical quantities. Thus, since the unit of velocity varies directly as the unit of length and inversely as the unit of time, the dimensions of velocity are said to be length

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Literary usage of Dimension

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1. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas Hobbes (1839)
"I. The dimension of a circle never determined in numbers by Archimedes ... The first attempt for the finding out of the dimension of a circle by lines — 3. ..."

2. The New Englander by William Lathrop Kingsley (1882)
"But this idea gives us no idea of a four dimension condition of existence, either intuitively or ... Our perceptions give us no clue to a fourth dimension. ..."

3. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1882)
"But this idea gives us no idea of a four dimension condition of existence, either intuitively or ... Our perceptions give us no clue to a fourth dimension. ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"For all other stone shipped not dimension stone they agree to pay fifty cents per carload. Any and all improvements erected or made by said Company on the ..."

5. The Theory of Relativity by Robert Daniel Carmichael (1920)
"TIME AS A FOURTH dimension. I have no intention of asserting that time is a fourth dimension of space in the sense in which we ordinarily employ the word ..."

6. A Manual of Psychology by George Frederick Stout (1899)
"It has thus two independent continuations, which diverge from each other in the third dimension. Many other details might be referred to. ..."

7. Machine Drawing: A Text and Problem Book for Technical Students and Draftsmen by Carl Lars Svensen (1921)
"To dimension a drawing successfully the construction of the patterns, ... Following this, extension and dimension lines are drawn to indicate the location ..."

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