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.
Physics. any of a set of basic kinds of quantity, as mass, length, and time, in terms of which all other kinds of quantity can be expressed; usually denoted by capital letters, with appropriate exponents, placed in brackets:
1375-1425;late Middle Englishdimensioun (< Anglo-French) < Latindīmēnsiōn- (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
George: This idea really arises in theories where space-time has higher dimensions.
The shed roof is the same dimension as the mud flat.
You're going to need tons of room before entering the third dimension.
Sustainability of resources and human dimension effects on these resources are also included.
What makes his treatment stand out is the additional moral dimension.
They add height, dimension, and color.
But this time around, Twitter added an entirely different dimension to my convention experience.
To get the cheese, the mouse needs to travel through another dimension.
It has grandeur, majesty and a spiritual dimension.
British Dictionary definitions for dimension
(often pl) a measurement of the size of something in a particular direction, such as the length, width, height, or diameter
(often pl) scope; size; extent a problem of enormous dimensions
aspect a new dimension to politics
(maths) the number of coordinates required to locate a point in space
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 quantity the dimensions of velocity are length divided by time
the power to which such a fundamental quantity has to be raised in a derived quantity
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.
A unit, such as mass, time, or charge, associated with a physical quantity and used as the basis for other measurements, such as acceleration.