# dimension

^{1}di·men·sion

*noun*\dÉ™-Ëˆmen(t)-shÉ™n

*also*dÄ«-\

: the length, width, height, or depth of something : a measurement in one direction (such as the distance from the ceiling to the floor in a room)

: the amount or number of things that something affects or influences

: a part of something

## Full Definition of *DIMENSION*

*a*

*(1)*

**:**Â measure in one direction;

*specifically*

**:**Â one of three coordinates determining a position in space or four coordinates determining a position in space and time

*(2)*

**:**Â one of a group of properties whose number is necessary and sufficient to determine uniquely each element of a system of usually mathematical entities (as an aggregate of points in real or abstract space) <the surface of a sphere has two

*dimension*

*s*>;

*also*

**:**Â a parameter or coordinate variable assigned to such a property <the three

*dimension*

*s*of momentum>

*(3)*

**:**Â the number of elements in a basis of a vector space

*b*

**:**Â the quality of spatial extension

**:**Â magnitude, size

*c*

**:**Â a lifelike or realistic quality

*d*

**:**Â the range over which or the degree to which something extends

**:**Â scope â€”usually used in plural

*e*

**:**Â one of the elements or factors making up a complete personality or entity

**:**Â aspect

*obsolete*

**:**Â bodily form or proportions

**:**Â any of the fundamental units (as of mass, length, or time) on which a derived unit is based;

*also*

**:**Â the power of such a unit

**:**Â wood or stone cut to pieces of specified size

**:**Â a level of existence or consciousness

**di·men·sion·al**\-Ëˆmench-nÉ™l, -Ëˆmen(t)-shÉ™-n

^{É™}l\

*adjective*

**di·men·sion·al·i·ty**\-ËŒmen(t)-shÉ™-Ëˆna-lÉ™-tÄ“\

*noun*

**di·men·sion·al·ly**\-Ëˆmench-nÉ™-lÄ“, -Ëˆmen(t)-shÉ™-n

^{É™}l-Ä“\

*adverb*

**di·men·sion·less**\-Ëˆmen(t)-shÉ™n-lÉ™s\

*adjective*

## Examples of *DIMENSION*

- She carefully measured each
*dimension*of the room. - The social
*dimensions*of the problem must also be taken into account.

## Origin of *DIMENSION*

*dimension-, dimensio,*from

*dimetiri*to measure out, from

*dis-*+

*metiri*to measure â€” more at measure

## Related to *DIMENSION*

- Synonyms
- bulk,
^{1}size, extent, magnitude, measure, measurement, proportion

## Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

^{2}dimension

*verb*

**di·men·sioned**

**di·men·sion·ing**\-Ëˆmen(t)-shÉ™-niÅ‹\

## Definition of *DIMENSION*

**:**Â to form to the required dimensions

**:**Â to indicate the dimensions of (as on a drawing)

## First Known Use of *DIMENSION*

## Rhymes with *DIMENSION*

## di·men·sion

*noun*\dÉ™-Ëˆmen-chÉ™n

*also*dÄ«-\

*(Medical Dictionary)*

## Medical Definition of *DIMENSION *

**:**measure in one direction;

*specifically*

**:**one of three or four coordinates determining a position in space or space and time

## dimension

*noun*

*(Concise Encyclopedia)*

In mathematics, a number indicating the fewest coordinates necessary to identify a point in a geometric space; more generally, a number indicating a measurement of length (*see* length, area, and volume). One-dimensional space can be represented by a numbered line, on which a single number identifies a point. In two-dimensional space, a coordinate system may be superimposed, requiring only two numbers to identify a point. Three numbers suffice in three-dimensional space, and so on.

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