|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|1.||(often plural) a measurement of the size of something in a particular direction, such as the length, width, height, or diameter|
|2.||(often plural) scope; size; extent: a problem of enormous dimensions|
|3.||aspect: a new dimension to politics|
|4.||maths the number of coordinates required to locate a point in space|
|a. 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|
|b. the power to which such a fundamental quantity has to be raised in a derived quantity|
|6.||chiefly (US) (tr)|
|a. to shape or cut to specified dimensions|
|b. to mark with specified dimensions|
|[C14: from Old French, from Latin dīmensiō an extent, from dīmētīrī to measure out, from mētīrī]|
dimension di·men·sion (dĭ-měn'shən, dī-)
A measure of spatial extent, especially width, height, or length.
Scope or magnitude.
|dimension (dĭ-měn'shən) Pronunciation Key