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Noun: dimension  dI'men-shun or di'men-shun
  1. The magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length, width or height)
     
  2. A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
    - property, attribute
     
  3. One of three Cartesian coordinates that determine a position in space
     
  4. Magnitude or extent
    "a building of vast dimensions";
    - proportion
     
  5. (physics) the physical units of a quantity, expressed in terms of fundamental quantities like time, mass and length
    "velocity has dimensions of length/time"
     
  6. (science fiction) an alternative universe or plane of existence
Verb: dimension  dI'men-shun or di'men-shun
  1. Indicate the dimensions on
    "These techniques permit us to dimension the human heart"
     
  2. Shape or form to required dimensions

Derived forms: dimensions, dimensioning, dimensioned

Type of: Cartesian coordinate, concept, conception, construct, form, magnitude, mark, shape

Encyclopedia: Dimension