- 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.
verb (used with object)
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With this update, Report Editor is set up more like Data Studio with the dimension and metrics panel on the right.
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.
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.
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.