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DIMENSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dimension mean? 

DIMENSION (noun)
  The noun DIMENSION has 4 senses:

1. the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)
2. a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
3. one of three Cartesian coordinates that determine a position in space
4. magnitude or extent

  Familiarity information: DIMENSION used as a noun is uncommon.


DIMENSION (verb)
  The verb DIMENSION has 2 senses:

1. indicate the dimensions on
2. shape or form to required dimensions

  Familiarity information: DIMENSION used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIMENSION (noun)


Sense 1dimension [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("dimension" is a kind of...):

magnitude (the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dimension"):

thickness (the dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width)

slenderness; tenuity; thinness (relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width)

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

breadth; width (the extent of something from side to side)

height; tallness (the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top)

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

fourth dimension; time (the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event)


Sense 2dimension [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

attribute; dimension; property

Context example:

self-confidence is not an endearing property

Hypernyms ("dimension" is a kind of...):

concept; conception; construct (an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dimension"):

character; lineament; quality (a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something)

characteristic; feature (a prominent aspect of something)


Sense 3dimension [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of three Cartesian coordinates that determine a position in space

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("dimension" is a kind of...):

Cartesian coordinate (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)


Sense 4dimension [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Magnitude or extent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

proportion; dimension

Context example:

a building of vast proportions

Hypernyms ("dimension" is a kind of...):

magnitude (the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small))


DIMENSION (verb)


Sense 1dimension [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Indicate the dimensions on

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

These techniques permit us to dimension the human heart

Hypernyms (to "dimension" is one way to...):

mark (designate as if by a mark)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2dimension [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shape or form to required dimensions

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "dimension" is one way to...):

form; shape (give shape or form to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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