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Definition of "dimension" []

  • A measure of spatial extent, especially width, height, or length. (noun)
  • Extent or magnitude; scope. Often used in the plural: a problem of alarming dimensions. (noun)
  • Aspect; element: "He's a good newsman, and he has that extra dimension” ( William S. Paley). (noun)
  • Mathematics The least number of independent coordinates required to specify uniquely the points in a space. (noun)
  • Mathematics The range of such a coordinate. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dimension" in a sentence
  • "But because human minds and societies can improve things over time, and compound that improvement in virtuous circles, the future in this dimension is a gain."
  • "The primary dimension is the basic issue of the role of the government in the economy, in modern terms liberal-moderate-conservative."
  • ""The ecclesial, communional, hierarchical and doctrinal dimension is absolutely indispensable for any authentic mission, and this alone guarantees its spiritual effectiveness", he said."