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Definition 1: the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height) - [noun denoting attribute]

(dimension is a kind of ...) the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)

"they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion" "about the magnitude of a small pea"

(... is a kind of dimension ) the dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width

(... is a kind of dimension ) relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width

"the tenuity of a hair" "the thinness of a rope"

(... is a kind of dimension ) the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place

"the length of the table was 5 feet"

(... is a kind of dimension ) the extent of something from side to side

(... is a kind of dimension ) the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top

(... is a kind of dimension ) the dimension whereby a solid object differs from a two-dimensional drawing of it

(... is a kind of dimension ) the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event

Definition 2: magnitude or extent - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where dimension or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a building of vast proportions

Synonyms for dimension in the sense of this definition

(dimension is a kind of ...) the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)

"they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion" "about the magnitude of a small pea"

Definition 3: a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where dimension or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • self-confidence is not an endearing property

Synonyms for dimension in the sense of this definition

(dimension is a kind of ...) an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

(... is a kind of dimension ) a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something

"each town has a quality all its own" "the radical character of our demands"

(... is a kind of dimension ) a prominent attribute or aspect of something

"the map showed roads and other features" "generosity is one of his best characteristics"

(... is a kind of dimension ) (linguistics) a distinctive characteristic of a linguistic unit that serves to distinguish it from other units of the same kind

Definition 4: one of three Cartesian coordinates that determine a position in space - [noun denoting cognition]

(dimension is a kind of ...) one of the coordinates in a system of coordinates that locates a point on a plane or in space by its distance from two lines or three planes respectively; the two lines or the intersections of the three planes are the coordinate axes

Definition 5: shape or form to required dimensions - [verb of change]

(dimension is a kind of ...) give shape or form to

"shape the dough" "form the young child's character"

Definition 6: indicate the dimensions on - [verb of communication]

Samples where dimension or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These techniques permit us to dimension the human heart

(dimension is a kind of ...) designate as if by a mark

"This sign marks the border"

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