• (RP) IPA: /daɪˈmɛnʃən/
  • (GA) IPA: /dɪˈmɛnʃən/, /daɪˈmɛnʃən/

dimension (plural dimensions)

  1. A single aspect of a given thing.
  2. A measure of spatial extent in a particular direction, such as height, width or breadth, or depth.
  3. A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished.
  4. (geometry) The number of independent coordinates needed to specify uniquely the location of a point in a space; also, any of such independent coordinates.
  5. (linear algebra) The number of elements of any basis of a vector space.
  6. (physics) One of the physical properties that are regarded as fundamental measures of a physical quantity, such as mass, length and time.
    The dimension of velocity is length divided by time.
  7. (computing) Any of the independent ranges of indices in a multidimensional array.
  8. (science fiction, fantasy) A universe or plane of existence.
Synonyms Related terms
  • hyperdimension
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  • French: dimension
  • Russian: измере́ние
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dimension (dimensions, present participle dimensioning; past and past participle dimensioned)

  1. (transitive) To mark, cut or shape something to specified dimensions.

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