# dimension

[ dih-men-shuhn, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈmɛn ʃən, daɪ- /

### verb (used with object)

to shape or fashion to the desired dimensions: Dimension the shelves so that they fit securely into the cabinet.
to indicate the dimensions of an item, area, etc., on (a sketch or drawing).

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## Origin of dimension

1375–1425; late Middle English dimensioun (<Anglo-French ) <Latin dīmēnsiōn- (stem of dīmēnsiō) a measuring, equivalent to dīmēns(us) measured out (past participle of dīmētīrī, equivalent to dī-di-2 + mētīrī to measure) + -iōn--ion

## OTHER WORDS FROM dimension

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## British Dictionary definitions for dimension

dimension
/ (dɪˈmɛnʃən) /

### noun

(often plural) a measurement of the size of something in a particular direction, such as the length, width, height, or diameter
(often plural) scope; size; extenta problem of enormous dimensions
aspecta new dimension to politics
maths the number of coordinates required to locate a point in space
physics
1. 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
2. the power to which such a fundamental quantity has to be raised in a derived quantity

### verb

(tr) mainly US
1. to shape or cut to specified dimensions
2. to mark with specified dimensions

## Word Origin for dimension

C14: from Old French, from Latin dīmensiō an extent, from dīmētīrī to measure out, from mētīrī
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## Medical definitions for dimension

dimension
[ dĭ-mĕnshən, dī- ]

### n.

A measure of spatial extent, especially width, height, or length.
Scope or magnitude.