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This page has 14 definitions of dimension with English translations in 5 languages. Dimension is a noun and verb. Examples of how to use dimension in a sentence are shown. Also define these 40 related words and terms: aspect, measure, spatial, extent, height, width, breadth, depth, geometry, independent, coordinate, specify, unique, point, space, linear algebra, basis, vector space, physics, physical, property, fundamental, mass, length, time, computing, index, multidimensional, array, science fiction, fantasy, mark, cut, shape, programming, data structure, allocate, redimension, dimensio, and dimension.
From Latin dīmēnsiō, dīmēnsiōnem.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /daɪˈmɛnʃən/
- (General American) IPA(key): /dɪˈmɛnʃən/, /daɪˈmɛnʃən/
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- Rhymes: -ɛnʃən
dimension (plural dimensions)
- A single aspect of a given thing.
- This film can be enjoyed on many dimensions - the script is great, the acting is realistic, and the special effects will simply take you aback.
Aspect definitionAny specific feature, part, or element of something. (1 of 14 aspect definitions)
- A measure of spatial extent in a particular direction, such as height, width or breadth, or depth.
- 1992, Douglas Adams, chapter 17, in Mostly Harmless (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), page 150:
- I can tell you that in your universe you move freely in three dimensions that you call space. […] After that it gets a bit complicated, and there's all sort of stuff going on in dimensions thirteen to twenty-two that you really wouldn't want to know about.
- 2012 January 1, Robert L. Dorit, “Rereading Darwin”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 1, page 23:
- We live our lives in three dimensions for our threescore and ten allotted years. Yet every branch of contemporary science, from statistics to cosmology, alludes to processes that operate on scales outside of human experience: the millisecond and the nanometer, the eon and the light-year.
Measure definitionA prescribed quantity or extent.
- Moderation, temperance.
- A limit that cannot be exceeded; a bound. (Now chiefly in set phrases.)
- An (unspecified) portion or quantity.
Spatial definitionPertaining to (the dimension of) space. (1 of 2 spatial definitions)
Extent definitionA range of values or locations. (1 of 5 extent definitions)
Height definitionThe distance from the base of something to the top. (1 of 9 height definitions)
Width definitionThe state of being wide. (1 of 5 width definitions)
Breadth definitionThe extent or measure of how broad or wide something is. (1 of 6 breadth definitions)
Depth definitionthe vertical distance below a surface; the degree to which something is deep (1 of 13 depth definitions)
- A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished.
- (geometry) The number of independent coordinates needed to specify uniquely the location of a point in a space; also, any of such independent coordinates.
Geometry definitionThe branch of mathematics dealing with spatial relationships. (1 of 4 geometry definitions)
Independent definitionNot dependent; not contingent or depending on something else; free. (1 of 5 independent definitions)
Coordinate definitionOf the same rank; equal.
Specify definitionTo state explicitly, or in detail, or as a condition. (1 of 4 specify definitions)
Unique definitionBeing the only one of its kind; unequaled, unparalleled or unmatched. (1 of 4 unique definitions)
Space definitionOf time.
- Free time; leisure, opportunity. (1 of 20 space definitions)
- (linear algebra) The number of elements of any basis of a vector space.
Linear Algebra definitionThe branch of mathematics that deals with vectors, vector spaces, linear transformations and systems of linear equations. (1 of 2 linear algebra definitions)
Basis definitionA physical base or foundation. (1 of 9 basis definitions)
Vector Space definitionA set of elements called vectors, together with some field and operations called addition (mapping two vectors to a vector) and scalar multiplication (mapping a vector and an element in the field to a vector), satisfying a list of constraints.
- (physics) One of the physical properties that are regarded as fundamental measures of a physical quantity, such as mass, length and time.
- The dimension of velocity is length divided by time.
Physics definitionThe branch of science concerned with the study of the properties and interactions of space, time, matter and energy. (1 of 2 physics definitions)
Physical definitionOf medicine.
- Pertaining to the field of medicine; medical.
- That practises medicine; pertaining to doctors, physicianly.
- Medicinal; good for the health, curative, therapeutic.
Property definitionSomething that is owned. (1 of 10 property definitions)
Fundamental definitionA leading or primary principle, rule, law, or article, which serves as the groundwork of a system; an essential part (1 of 3 fundamental definitions)
Mass definitionMatter, material.
- A quantity of matter cohering together so as to make one body, or an aggregation of particles or things which collectively make one body or quantity, usually of considerable size.
- Precious metal, especially gold or silver.
- The quantity of matter which a body contains, irrespective of its bulk or volume. It is one of four fundamental properties of matter. It is measured in kilograms in the SI system of measurement.
- A medicinal substance made into a cohesive, homogeneous lump, of consistency suitable for making pills; as, blue mass.
- A palpable or visible abnormal globular structure; a tumor.
- Excess body weight, especially in the form of muscle hypertrophy.
- Synonym of weight
Length definitionThe distance measured along the longest dimension of an object. (1 of 9 length definitions)
Time definitionThe inevitable progression into the future with the passing of present and past events. (1 of 25 time definitions)
- (computing) Any of the independent ranges of indices in a multidimensional array.
Computing definitionThe process or act of calculation. (1 of 3 computing definitions)
Index definitionAn alphabetical listing of items and their location. (1 of 13 index definitions)
Multidimensional definitionHaving multiple dimensions (aspects).
- Having more than two dimensions.
Array definitionClothing and ornamentation. (1 of 12 array definitions)
- (science fiction, fantasy) A universe or plane of existence.
- a machine that lets you travel to a parallel dimension.
- 1938 July, L. Ron Hubbard, “The Dangerous Dimension”, in Astounding Science-Fiction, volume XXI, number 5, Street & Smith, OCLC 10756251, page 105:
- "If a man should wish to be in some other place, it is entirely possible for him to imagine himself in that place and, diving back through the negative dimension, to emerge out of it in that place with instantaneous rapidity. To imagine oneself———"
- 1988 May 2, Rod Loomis, Michelle Phillips, Gates McFadden, We'll Always Have Paris (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Paramount Domestic Television, OCLC 857144250:
- DR. PAUL MANHEIM: I have been on the other side. I have touched another dimension. Part of me is still there.
LAURA MANHEIM: Help him.
DR. CRUSHER: Try to stay calm Dr. Manheim. I don't think it's going to help you're struggling against it.
DR. PAUL MANHEIM: My mind is floating between two places. It is difficult to know which is which. There is no way to explain it.
- 2016, A.K. Brown, Jumpstart (Champagne Universe Series: Book 1), page 2:
- He was experimenting with matter transportation through the nth dimension.
Science Fiction definitionFiction in which advanced technology or science is a key element. (1 of 2 science fiction definitions)
Fantasy definitionThat which comes from one's imagination. (1 of 4 fantasy definitions)
- (single aspect of a thing): aspect
- (measure of spatial extent): magnitude, proportion, size, scope
- (construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished): attribute, property
- correlation dimension
- dimensional analysis
- dimensional shingle
- exterior dimension
- fourth dimension
- fractal dimension
- Hamel dimension
- Hausdorff dimension
- information dimension
- isoperimetric dimension
- Kaplan-Yorke dimension
- Krull dimension
- Lebesgue covering dimension
- Lyapunov dimension
- pointwise dimension
- poset dimension
- third dimension
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dimension (third-person singular simple present dimensions, present participle dimensioning, simple past and past participle dimensioned)
- (transitive) To mark, cut or shape something to specified dimensions.
Mark definitionBoundary, land within a boundary.
- A boundary; a border or frontier.
- A boundary-post or fence.
- A stone or post used to indicate position and guide travellers.
- A type of small region or principality.
- A common, or area of common land, especially among early Germanic peoples.
Cut definitionTo incise, to cut into the surface of something.
- To perform an incision on, for example with a knife.
- To divide with a knife, scissors, or another sharp instrument. (1 of 34 cut definitions)
Shape definitionThe status or condition of something (1 of 9 shape definitions)
- (transitive, programming) To specify the size of (an array or similar data structure); to allocate.
- Hyponym: redimension
- 2002, James D. Foxall, Wendy Haro-Chun, SAMS Teach Yourself C# in 24 Hours (page 268)
- Dimension an array to hold only as much data as you intend to put into it.
Programming definitionThe designing, scheduling or planning of a radio or television program/programme. (1 of 6 programming definitions)
Data Structure definitionAny way of storing and organizing data in a computer so that it can be accessed efficiently.
Allocate definitionTo set aside for a purpose. (1 of 3 allocate definitions)
Redimension definitionTo resize (an array or similar data structure) so as to change its dimensionality; to reallocate.
- accusative singular of dimensio
Borrowed from Latin dīmensio, dīmensiōnem.
dimension f (plural dimensions)
- “dimension”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
From Latin dīmensio. Attested from the 14th century.
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dimension f (plural dimensions)
Dimension definitionA single aspect of a given thing. (1 of 8 dimension definitions)
- ^ Diccionari General de la Lenga Occitana, L’Academia occitana – Consistòri del Gai Saber, 2008-2016, page 201.