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fourth dimension

noun
1.
Physics, Mathematics. a dimension in addition to length, width, and depth, used so as to be able to employ geometrical language in discussing phenomena that depend on four variables:
Time is considered a fourth dimension for locating points in space-time.
2.
something beyond the kind of normal human experience that can be explained scientifically:
The story deals with ESP and other excursions into the fourth dimension.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
Related forms
fourth-dimensional, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fourth-dimensional

fourth dimension

noun
1.
the dimension of time, which is necessary in addition to three spatial dimensions to specify fully the position and behaviour of a point or particle
2.
the concept in science fiction of a dimension in addition to three spatial dimensions, used to explain supernatural phenomena, events, etc
Derived Forms
fourth-dimensional, adjective
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fourth-dimensional in Science
fourth dimension
  (fôrth)   
Time regarded as a coordinate dimension. A fourth dimension is required by relativity theory, along with three spatial dimensions, to specify completely the location of any event.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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