Definitions of dimension

  1. indicate the dimensions on; "These techniques permit us to dimension the human heart" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. shape or form to required dimensions Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Measure in length, breadth, and thickness, or depth; magnitude; degree, as indicated by the number of literal factors that enter into a term. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. magnitude or extent; "a building of vast proportions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Measure in a single line, as length, breadth, height, thickness, or circumference; extension; measurement; -- usually, in the plural, measure in length and breadth, or in length, breadth, and thickness; extent; size; as, the dimensions of a room, or of a ship; the dimensions of a farm, of a kingdom. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Extent; reach; scope; importance; as, a project of large dimensions. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The degree of manifoldness of a quantity; as, time is quantity having one dimension; volume has three dimensions, relative to extension. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A literal factor, as numbered in characterizing a term. The term dimensions forms with the cardinal numbers a phrase equivalent to degree with the ordinal; thus, a2b2c is a term of five dimensions, or of the fifth degree. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Measure, as length, breadth, thickness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Usually in pl., measure in length, breadth, and thickness: extent: size. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Superficial measure; bulk. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Extent, as length, breadth, or thickness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Generally in. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. The measured extent or size of a body; capacity or bulk; extent. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for dimension

  1. In both cases evolution would have had, so to speak, one dimension only. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  2. The trunk becomes enveloped in living lace- in a network, rather, living, ever growing and irregular- the meshes of which gradually decrease in dimension – The Confessions of a Beachcomber by E J Banfield