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  1. a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished; "self-confidence is not an endearing property" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. indicate the dimensions on; "These techniques permit us to dimension the human heart" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. magnitude or extent; "a building of vast proportions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. one of three cartesian coordinates that determine a position in space Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. shape or form to required dimensions Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. Extent; reach; scope; importance; as, a project of large dimensions. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The degree of manifoldness of a quantity; as, time is quantity having one dimension; volume has three dimensions, relative to extension. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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
  11. The manifoldness with which the fundamental units of time, length, and mass are involved in determining the units of other physical quantities. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Measure, as length, breadth, thickness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Usually in pl., measure in length, breadth, and thickness: extent: size. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Superficial measure; bulk. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Extent, as length, breadth, or thickness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. 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.
  17. Generally in. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. 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.
  19. 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. dictgcide_fs
  20. di-men'shun, n. usually in pl., measure in length, breadth, and thickness (the three dimensions of space): extent: size.--adjs. DIMEN'SIONAL, concerning dimension (one-dimensional, two-dimensional, three-dimensional space = space of one, two, three dimensions); DIMEN'SIONED, having dimension; DIMEN'SIONLESS.--DIMENSION WORK, masonry in stones of specified size.--FOURTH DIMENSION, an additional dimension attributed to space by a hypothetical speculation. [Fr.,--L. dimensio--dimet[=i]ri, dimensus--di (= dis), apart, met[=i]ri, to measure.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. Measurable extent of any kind, as length, breadth, thickness, area, volume, (usu. pl.; of great dd., very large); the three dd., length, breadth, & thickness (point has no dd., line one, surface two, body three; fourth d. in math. speculations, property of matter that should be to solids as solids are to planes); (Alg.) number of unknown quantities contained as factors in a product (x3, x2y, xyz, all of three dd.). Hence (-) dimensional, dimensionless, aa. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. In Geom., length, breadth, and thickness are the three dimensions of space Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  23. n. [Latin] The extent of a body:—measurement in a single direction, as length, breadth, height, or thickness—usually pl., length, breadth, and thickness; definite extent or bulk; the capacity, size, or measure of a body;—reach; application; importance. Cabinet Dictionary
  24. Space contained in anything, bulk, extent, capacity. Complete Dictionary
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