dimension Definition

  • 1a measurable extent of a particular kind, such as length, breadth, depth, or height
  • 2a particular aspect of something
  • 3the scope or extent of something

Using dimension: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "dimension" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The room has dimensions of 10 feet by 12 feet.

  • Example

    The problem has many dimensions that need to be considered.

  • Example

    The new policy will add a new dimension to the company's operations.

  • Example

    The issue has political and economic dimensions.

dimension Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using dimension

  • to introduce a new aspect or perspective to something


    The new technology adds a new dimension to the way we communicate with each other.

  • to be completely unaware or out of touch with reality


    He seems to be in another dimension, completely oblivious to what's going on around him.

  • to open up new dimensions

    to create new opportunities or possibilities


    The new partnership opens up new dimensions for our business.

Phrases with dimension

  • a theoretical dimension beyond the three dimensions of space (length, width, and height), often associated with time


    The concept of time as the fourth dimension is central to Einstein's theory of relativity.

  • natural stone that has been selected and fabricated to specific sizes or shapes for use in construction


    The building was constructed using dimension stone quarried from the nearby mountains.

  • a mathematical technique used to analyze and solve problems involving units of measurement


    Dimensional analysis is commonly used in physics and engineering to check the correctness of equations.

Origins of dimension

from Latin 'dimensio', meaning 'measurement'


Summary: dimension in Brief

The term 'dimension' [dɪˈmenʃən] refers to a measurable extent of a particular kind, such as length, breadth, depth, or height. It can also refer to a particular aspect of something or the scope or extent of something. 'Dimension' extends into phrases like 'fourth dimension,' and idioms like 'to add a new dimension to something,' denoting a new aspect or perspective, and 'to be in another dimension,' meaning to be completely unaware or out of touch with reality.

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