- a property of space; extension in a given direction: A straight line has one dimension, a parallelogram has two dimensions, and a parallelepiped has three dimensions.
- the generalization of this property to spaces with curvilinear extension, as the surface of a sphere.
- the generalization of this property to vector spaces and to Hilbert space.
- the generalization of this property to fractals, which can have dimensions that are noninteger real numbers.
- extension in time: Space-time has three dimensions of space and one of time.
- measurement in length, width, and thickness.
- scope; importance: the dimensions of a problem.
- a magnitude that, independently or in conjunction with other such magnitudes, serves to define the location of an element within a given set, as of a point on a line, an object in a space, or an event in space-time.
- the number of elements in a finite basis of a given vector space.
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Check out which of the top shelf choices below to add joy and dimension to your home.Floating shelves to display your favorite goods|PopSci Commerce Team|October 29, 2020|Popular-Science
With this update, Report Editor is set up more like Data Studio with the dimension and metrics panel on the right.Google Ads Report Editor gets a new look|Ginny Marvin|October 29, 2020|Search Engine Land
The trick is to include at least one contrasting texture from each of these categories to give your dish dimension.There’s a science to food pairing, and you can learn it here|Peter Coucquyt, Bernard Lahousse, and Johan Langenbick|October 22, 2020|Popular-Science
These disparities across multiple dimensions compound and make it particularly challenging for folks who find themselves on the losing end of multiple dimensions.‘A tale of two Americas’: How the pandemic is widening the financial health gap|McKenna Moore|October 13, 2020|Fortune
It has an effective 33-foot cleaning radius that makes it great for cleaning everything from staircases to garages, and since it’s less than two feet across on its largest dimension, it’s surprisingly easy to pack away or take with you.Vacuums that are good enough to give as presents|PopSci Commerce Team|October 1, 2020|Popular-Science
The danger of the 300 series is that it denies the same dimensionality to Greek antiquity.‘300’ Is a Misleading, Muscle-Bound Travesty of Ancient History|James Romm|March 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One-dimensionality is the key to myth; mythic characters are strangers whom, when we encounter them, we feel we have always known.A Populist Frankenstein|Lee Siegel|November 26, 2009|DAILY BEAST
Yet the conception of dimensionality itself is purely conventional.
The question of dimensionality is solely a concern of the objective or brain-mind which is the intellect.
As a perisophism or near-truth, then, n-dimensionality takes foremost rank.
Sexuality is of concern in the civilization of illiteracy insofar as the human being in its multi-dimensionality is of concern.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
But this view is objected to by the advocates, for it is contrary to the hypothesis of n-dimensionality.
British Dictionary definitions for dimension
- the product or the quotient of the fundamental physical quantities (such as mass, length, or time) raised to the appropriate power in a derived physical quantitythe dimensions of velocity are length divided by time
- the power to which such a fundamental quantity has to be raised in a derived quantity
- to shape or cut to specified dimensions
- to mark with specified dimensions
Derived forms of dimensiondimensional, adjectivedimensionality, noundimensionally, adverbdimensionless, adjective
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Scientific definitions for dimension
- Any one of the three physical or spatial properties of length, area, and volume. In geometry, a point is said to have zero dimension; a figure having only length, such as a line, has one dimension; a plane or surface, two dimensions; and a figure having volume, three dimensions. The fourth dimension is often said to be time, as in the theory of General Relativity. Higher dimensions can be dealt with mathematically but cannot be represented visually.
- The measurement of a length, width, or thickness.