- 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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Example sentences from the Web for dimension
Cas then promptly yanked himself into another dimension in a sacrificial attempt to save Dean’s life, but eh, this is Supernatural.Supernatural’s bonkers series finale marked the end of an era of fandom|Aja Romano|November 20, 2020|Vox
Ty Rex even took a stab at extending the game to multiple dimensions.How to Solve Our Three John Conway-Inspired Puzzles|Pradeep Mutalik|November 20, 2020|Quanta Magazine
The team noted the sex of each toad and measured body length plus different dimensions of the jaw, legs and feet.Guttural toads shrank by a third after just 100 years on two islands|Jake Buehler|November 19, 2020|Science News
For example, setting dimensions on ads will help your cumulative layout shift metric but many companies refuse to change this because of the need for ad dollars and, because of this, no change will be made.What to evaluate ahead of Google’s Page Experience update|George Nguyen|November 18, 2020|Search Engine Land
It gives the impression of a ghost road from another dimension.Readers ask about buoyancy, Stonehenge sounds and more|Science News Staff|November 15, 2020|Science News
George was neither shallow nor superficial; his personality was deep and multidimensional.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“People are uncomfortable with the idea of a multidimensional women,” Sciortino says.Is This Dildo-Licking, Dominatrix-Loving Vogue Blogger the New Face of Feminism?|Lizzie Crocker|May 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A multidimensional ideological battle needs to be waged and it needs national leadership.After Malala Yousafzai Shooting, Can Shock Therapy Free Pakistan?|Farahnaz Ispahani|October 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The performances and writing are multidimensional and multilayered.The Saga of Whitney Houston’s Last Movie, ‘Sparkle’|Howard Rosenman|February 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“Tim is actually more multidimensional than he sometimes gets credit for,” says Sorkin.
This multidimensional aspect of the enrichment group not only makes it more complex, but also increases its potential.Marriage Enrichment Retreats|David Mace
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.