Definition of Fourth dimension

1. Noun. The fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event.

Exact synonyms: Time
Generic synonyms: Dimension

Definition of Fourth dimension

1. Noun. (algebraic geometry) The fourth coordinate indicating a position along the fourth axis. ¹

2. Noun. (physics) The dimension of time. ¹

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Literary usage of Fourth dimension

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1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"fourth dimension. 1500 prize for a simple explanation of ... fourth dimension simply explained. E: H. Third honorable mention essay In the fourth dimension ..."

2. 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 ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"With a fourth dimension we should have no detraction from rigor. ... The question of the fourth dimension as a reality may be considered from two points of ..."

4. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1908)
"Suppose we do not take the fourth dimension into account, simply fixing a point in the ordinary dimensions, then both men would do the act of passing over ..."

5. A Scrap-book of Elementary Mathematics: Notes, Recreations, Essays by William Frank White (1908)
"The generation of a four - dimensional magnitude by the motion of a solid presupposes that the solid is to be moved in a fourth dimension. ..."

6. The New Idealism by May Sinclair (1922)
"m The eighth form, of many dimensional consciousness, is conceivable so far as the construction of the fourth dimension is conceivable. ..."

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