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▪ International investment involves the added dimension of dealing in foreign currencies, providing the opportunity for additional profits.
▪ Recently, of course, there has been an added dimension - part media-and-politician inflated, part real: drugs.
▪ Others find that amplified vibration opens a whole new field of perception, an added dimension from which information can be gathered.
▪ To me there is an added dimension if that new country is of a similar type to my own habitat - islands.
▪ In the public sector there is also the added dimension of the politician-official relationship.
▪ Below: Satin or embroidered ribbons, brocades, bows and tassels can all give added dimension and interest to pictures.
▪ But little attention was paid to the cultural and communication dimensions related to this process.
▪ By courageously confronting the cultural dimensions of education, we can make the changes necessary to educate a multiracial student population.
▪ This realisation of the cultural dimension to landscape history has implications for modern nature conservation.
▪ Not surprisingly, therefore, most approaches have been based on the cultural dimension with the addition of ecological and occupational factors.
▪ We must also focus on the cultural dimensions of the problem.
▪ Altogether it will encompass 64 talks, workshops and open studios by artists looking at the subject from their own cultural dimension.
▪ The aim of the present project is to follow up the earlier research through concentration upon the cultural dimension.
▪ The affair had a different dimension now.
▪ The richer empirical studies, however, have indicated that there are different dimensions of political participation.
▪ We need the models to make sense of structure, but we also need to examine how different dimensions of inequality interrelate.
▪ He also affixed them to mirrors, which gave a different dimension to his work.
▪ Spirituality is a genuinely different dimension to reality.
▪ A pointedly different dimension in the development of a new manager emerged from the research described in these chapters.
▪ I need to introduce a different dimension and I am at a loss.
▪ Female tennis players often display great feminine grace and appeal and bring a different dimension to the game.
▪ Sylvopastoralism could also add a new practical and economic dimension to the debate on alternative systems for laying hens.
▪ It also has an economic dimension.
▪ His/her specific interests may lie in the political, social, cultural, strategic or economic dimensions of the subject.
▪ The participating States stress that the Economic Forum remains the main venue for discussion of economic dimension issues.
▪ This research studies the international economic dimensions of military expenditures and arms transfers.
▪ There is something about adult society which hates young people because of the economic dimension.
▪ Secondly, the ethical dimension of reason is apparent in the communicative process of a discipline.
▪ They are not sensitive to the ethical and moral dimensions of quality. 4.
▪ A second preoccupation evident in these papers is responsibility, and what could roughly be described as the ethical dimension of conceptualisation.
▪ Both these statements have important ethical dimensions, and they require separate analysis.
▪ In the Bible, the sea represents all these, and an extra dimension as well.
▪ Other similar psalms add one extra dimension, the cry for vengeance on those who have put him there!
▪ But that would upset the exciting shape United have now found, with Cantona giving them an extra attacking dimension.
▪ Let it give an extra colour spice dimension to everything you do.
▪ To deal with this extra dimension, we add Chapter 9 on conversation, and Chapter 10 on speech and thought presentation.
▪ Surman's highly charged lyricism adds a vital extra dimension.
▪ Like the secret of Stradivari's varnish, this extra dimension defies analysis.
▪ Jim had been good with relatives, but Jack had some extra dimension to add to it.
▪ A further dimension is added to our understanding.
▪ But there are further dimensions of that call for which union schemes have not yet come up with adequate solutions. 1.
▪ A further dimension concerns the implications of acceptance and of market potential for supply industries.
▪ They begin, after all, as caricatures who only take on further dimensions as the tale develops.
▪ There is a further dimension to the scandal.
▪ Building up from the surface of a board or canvas adds further dimension and vigour.
▪ To add a further dimension to the diversification, Fujitsu recently introduced a very fast supercomputer for scientific use.
▪ Anecdotes of legal excess reflect the world we see around us and add a human dimension to an otherwise arcane issue.
▪ Time, the human dimension, which makes us everything we are.
▪ The scenery may have been a bit more impressive there, but the human dimension was all but lost.
▪ Concrete actions and new initiatives are recommended to restore the human dimension to its central position in development policy-making and planning.
▪ During the discussion, it was noted that major progress had been made in compliance with human dimension commitments.
▪ I was reflecting my engineering background and was insufficiently appreciative of the human dimension.
▪ The number of large-scale human dimension seminars will as a rule be reduced to two per year.
▪ For this reason, we need a wise awareness of the important dimensions of life.
▪ The problem with the analog method is that scale is an important dimension of an ecosystem.
▪ The other important dimension of parent-child support is gender, and there are several dimensions to this.
▪ This is one reason why standards and routines represent an important dimension of housework behaviour.
▪ Bureaucracy for them will have two important dimensions.
▪ Ethnicity represents another important dimension of money transfers, but this is not visible in most specialist studies of family relationships.
▪ One very important dimension of the information specialists' life-world was their interaction with the computer.
▪ Gender is an important dimension in personal care.
▪ For a time it even had an international dimension.
▪ Of more urgent concern is the international dimension.
▪ The changes I have suggested as national and internal actually have a very strong international dimension.
▪ This research studies the international economic dimensions of military expenditures and arms transfers.
▪ But this is only one kind of international dimension, only one way of understanding the geography of the international economy.
▪ Sagittal and transverse scans of the gall bladder at its largest dimensions were obtained.
▪ Men must define and defend the larger dimensions of their sexuality by external activity.
▪ A box of larger dimensions could be ordered.
▪ All that is needed is a pool-liner that is larger in one dimension than necessary for the pool envisaged.
▪ Other test batteries result in still larger numbers of dimensions of intellectual variation.
▪ But in our society the self-denial of which we speak has a moral dimension which is not strongly recognised in all civilisations.
▪ They are not sensitive to the ethical and moral dimensions of quality. 4.
▪ The moral dimension of the ambivalence surrounding regulatory control is most clearly exposed by regulatory rule-breaking.
▪ The third is rather more significant and relates to the moral dimension of change.
▪ Thus, we have two arguments with a moral dimension but with contradictory implications for policy and for international order.
▪ In particular, regulatory control is characterized by an ambivalence which has both political and moral dimensions.
New dimensions Adding diagonal ribbons creates a new dimension.
▪ Their beautiful movement and artistic sign language adds a new dimension to the production.
▪ Add a new dimension to carefree cruising.
▪ Lately, my wife has added a new and terrifying dimension to the Air-Conditioning Wars: night maneuvers.
▪ This delight of no thought is an authentic world of a new dimension.
▪ Objects and space literally take on a new dimension for the child.
▪ Nevertheless, the excavations at Mallia may provide evidence that Minoan society had other dimensions.
▪ What we may expect, know or not know about our audience can present other dimensions of difficulty and challenge.
▪ Why did one time and three space dimensions flatten out, while the other dimensions remain tightly curled.
▪ But, you see, there is the other dimension too.
▪ The other important dimension of parent-child support is gender, and there are several dimensions to this.
▪ In addition to the main distinction based on participant roles, the person system may be organized along a variety of other dimensions.
▪ There are many other aspects and dimensions of vision for it is one of the authentic senses of men.
▪ Our other dimension concerns the contrast between explaining and understanding.
▪ Yet, inevitably it has a political dimension.
▪ The protection of individual privacy, in the sense of anonymity, has an obvious political dimension.
▪ Amalgamations were part of cooperative rationalisation in a drive to improve trading, but for Barnes this one had a distinct political dimension.
▪ Social history Studies of the Miners' Strike have in general focused on their national political dimensions.
▪ This political dimension may make the massive civil engineering work even more hazardous.
▪ The political dimension makes any long-term transport project hard to carry out.
▪ The Elf case has a political dimension that makes it an affair of state.
▪ Needless to say, the material failure has had its political dimension.
▪ Another dimension, or at least our world as a single dimension among many, he wrote.
▪ A list of names is a single dimension array.
▪ The information available is primarily on a single dimension and it is evaluated in sign language terms.
▪ Three questions about the social dimension should be addressed to the Government.
▪ The social dimensions go much deeper and involve a psychological division of labor as well.
▪ It completely lacks the social dimension that Pugin and Disraeli both intended.
▪ They ended by challenging many of the assumptions of scientific management and establishing that work had both social and psychological dimensions.
▪ Treasury does, however, recognise a social dimension to education and recommends government intervention to help the disadvantaged.
▪ I commend his appreciation of the need for a social dimension in any reforms that may take place.
▪ I need no lectures from the right hon. Gentleman about the social dimension.
▪ ASWs are, by their training, the best equipped to examine social dimensions of section assessments.
▪ Writers in this tradition do touch on some spatial dimensions but they are not central.
▪ Therefore the spatial dimensions of accessibility and mobility have complex but very important social overtones.
▪ The solution might well be an ecumenical link, or a secular organisation where we could bring a spiritual dimension.
▪ The same may be said of the renewed attention to the spiritual dimension of life.
▪ The links between the spiritual dimension and religion are in fact close.
▪ The spiritual dimension in creative effort comes from that honest pursuit.
▪ What happens when the spiritual dimension is recognised in treatment and rehabilitation?
▪ People can immerse themselves in the spiritual dimension without being religious at all.
▪ Just as there is a material dimension there is a spiritual dimension.
▪ I mean, what about the spiritual dimension?
▪ This is a collection of Sekers fabrics that will add a whole new dimension to the activities of the sales force.
▪ It would give sports a whole new dimension.
▪ It gave sight-seeing a whole new dimension.
▪ It adds a whole new dimension to the story.
▪ In the future, such systems will no doubt give a whole new dimension to videoconferencing.
▪ Bringing a whole new dimension to the concept of in car entertainment.
▪ Such a policy adds an entirely new dimension to the primary school curriculum and its planning.
▪ LaLanne had added a new dimension to the diet gurus' puritanical quest for spiritual salvation through the body: exercise.
▪ Surman's highly charged lyricism adds a vital extra dimension.
▪ Their beautiful movement and artistic sign language adds a new dimension to the production.
▪ Breeding your own fish can add a new dimension to your fishkeeping.
▪ An added dimension to these approaches is the portfolio.
▪ Increasingly, evidence-based questions are being used which add two new dimensions to your study of history: 1.
▪ For four days and nights, communal frenzy added a tragic dimension to this hapless and beleaguered city.
▪ The solution might well be an ecumenical link, or a secular organisation where we could bring a spiritual dimension.
▪ Female tennis players often display great feminine grace and appeal and bring a different dimension to the game.
▪ The great range of taped music currently available adds today's modern sounds and brings another dimension to the class.
▪ What could be done to bring the metanormal dimensions of athletes into the open and nurture them more fully?
▪ He brings to football a dimension which hasn't been present since the days of the great wingers.
▪ It will be interesting to see whether Mains can bring a new dimension to All Black play.
▪ In this and the following chapters we shall consider the affective dimension more directly.
▪ It simply gave my study another dimension.
▪ Little boys-and girls for that matter-#give Christmas another dimension.
▪ He also affixed them to mirrors, which gave a different dimension to his work.
▪ This analogy can be helpful, particularly if it gives a visual dimension to our thinking.
▪ The Watching after Mass is given a corporate dimension which can guide later private prayer.
▪ The discovery that Diodorvs V contained a paraphrase of the same basic text gave an altogether different dimension to Posidonius' work.
▪ Below: Satin or embroidered ribbons, brocades, bows and tassels can all give added dimension and interest to pictures.
▪ I need to introduce a different dimension and I am at a loss.
▪ Modern education introduces a new dimension and changes the authority relationship between a woman and her group.
▪ In the present chapter we shall introduce the dimension of input affect with an analysis of attitudes toward communicating about politics.
▪ Moving away from the camera, Alvin posed beside Rose Garden tubeworms, providing unarguable proof of dimension.
▪ It does seem that the inspection provided a dimension in the appraisal process which otherwise would have been lacking.
the fourth dimension
▪ "I think there's a fourth dimension, and taking drugs allows you to explore it," said Streminski.
▪ a revival of interest in the spiritual and moral dimensions of life
▪ The arrival of the South African team has brought a new dimension to the competition.
▪ The new art gallery is impressive, but I felt the human dimension had been lost.
▪ The plant closure could have an impact of unknown dimension on the local economy.
▪ The political dimensions of the incident are clear.
▪ The use of perspective allows us to represent three dimensions on a flat page.
▪ A further dimension is added to our understanding.
▪ All this would have fostered among lay people awareness of a spiritual dimension to life.
▪ Bissett's difficulty lay in the time he had been allocated for his paper on the theoretical dimensions of the device.
▪ But that would upset the exciting shape United have now found, with Cantona giving them an extra attacking dimension.
▪ Chinatown was like its host city -- small and compressed in physical dimensions, boundless and ephemeral in spirit.
▪ Practically nothing is known about the race dimension to ageing with a disability.
▪ Suppose that in general, the ball is seen at a random angle in three dimensions, rather than two.
▪ The general dimensions of the issue had not changed much from those noted during the 1980s.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Dimension \Di*men"sion\, n. [L. dimensio, fr. dimensus, p. p. of dimetiri to measure out; di- = dis- + metiri to measure: cf. F. dimension. See Measure.]

  1. 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.

    Gentlemen of more than ordinary dimensions.
    --W. Irving.

    Space of dimension, extension that has length but no breadth or thickness; a straight or curved line.

    Space of two dimensions, extension which has length and breadth, but no thickness; a plane or curved surface.

    Space of three dimensions, extension which has length, breadth, and thickness; a solid.

    Space of four dimensions, as imaginary kind of extension, which is assumed to have length, breadth, thickness, and also a fourth imaginary dimension. Space of five or six, or more dimensions is also sometimes assumed in mathematics.

  2. Extent; reach; scope; importance; as, a project of large dimensions.

  3. (Math.) The degree of manifoldness of a quantity; as, time is quantity having one dimension; volume has three dimensions, relative to extension.

  4. (Alg.) 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, a^ 2b^ 2c is a term of five dimensions, or of the fifth degree.

  5. pl. (Phys.) The manifoldness with which the fundamental units of time, length, and mass are involved in determining the units of other physical quantities.

    Note: Thus, since the unit of velocity varies directly as the unit of length and inversely as the unit of time, the dimensions of velocity are said to be length [divby] time; the dimensions of work are mass [times] (length)^ 2 [divby] (time)^ 2; the dimensions of density are mass [divby] (length)^ 3.

    Dimensional lumber, Dimension lumber, Dimension scantling, or Dimension stock (Carp.), lumber for building, etc., cut to the sizes usually in demand, or to special sizes as ordered.

    Dimension stone, stone delivered from the quarry rough, but brought to such sizes as are requisite for cutting to dimensions given.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "measurement, size," from Latin dimensionem (nominative dimensio) "a measuring," noun of action from past participle stem of dimetri "to measure out," from dis- (see dis-) + metiri "to measure" (see measure). Meaning "any component of a situation" is from 1929. Related: Dimensional; dimensions.


n. 1 A single aspect of a given thing. 2 A measure of spatial extent in a particular direction, such as height, width or breadth, or depth. vb. (context transitive English) To mark, cut or shape something to specified dimensions.

  1. n. the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)

  2. a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished; "self-confidence is not an endearing property" [syn: property, attribute]

  3. one of three cartesian coordinates that determine a position in space

  4. magnitude or extent; "a building of vast proportions" [syn: proportion]

  5. v. indicate the dimensions on; "These techniques permit us to dimension the human heart"

  6. shape or form to required dimensions

Dimension (vector space)

In mathematics, the dimension of a vector space V is the cardinality (i.e. the number of vectors) of a basis of V over its base field.

For every vector space there exists a basis, and all bases of a vector space have equal cardinality; as a result, the dimension of a vector space is uniquely defined. We say V is if the dimension of V is finite, and if its dimension is infinite.

The dimension of the vector space V over the field F can be written as dim(V) or as [V : F], read "dimension of V over F". When F can be inferred from context, dim(V) is typically written.

Dimension (disambiguation)

The dimension of a space or object is informally defined as the minimum number of coordinates needed to specify any point within it. Dimension or dimensions may also refer to:

Dimension (song)

"Dimension" is a song by Australian hard rock band Wolfmother, featured on their 2005 debut studio album Wolfmother. Written by band members Andrew Stockdale, Chris Ross and Myles Heskett, it was released as the second single from the album in Europe (and the third single overall) on 17 April 2006, charting at number 49 on the UK Singles Chart.

Dimension (statistics)
Dimension (film)

Dimension is a short film written and directed by Lars von Trier, released in 2010. The film was shot from 1991 to 1997. The original intention was to continue production in three-minute segments every year for a period of 33 years for a final release in 2024. However, von Trier lost interest in the project and it was shelved. The short film consists of the completed footage at the time the film was abandoned.


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In physics and mathematics, the dimension of a mathematical space (or object) is informally defined as the minimum number of coordinates needed to specify any point within it. Thus a line has a dimension of one because only one coordinate is needed to specify a point on itfor example, the point at 5 on a number line. A surface such as a plane or the surface of a cylinder or sphere has a dimension of two because two coordinates are needed to specify a point on itfor example, both a latitude and longitude are required to locate a point on the surface of a sphere. The inside of a cube, a cylinder or a sphere is three-dimensional because three coordinates are needed to locate a point within these spaces.

In classical mechanics, space and time are different categories and refer to absolute space and time. That conception of the world is a four-dimensional space but not the one that was found necessary to describe electromagnetism. The four dimensions of spacetime consist of events that are not absolutely defined spatially and temporally, but rather are known relative to the motion of an observer. Minkowski space first approximates the universe without gravity; the pseudo-Riemannian manifolds of general relativity describe spacetime with matter and gravity. Ten dimensions are used to describe string theory, and the state-space of quantum mechanics is an infinite-dimensional function space.

The concept of dimension is not restricted to physical objects. s frequently occur in mathematics and the sciences. They may be parameter spaces or configuration spaces such as in Lagrangian or Hamiltonian mechanics; these are abstract spaces, independent of the physical space we live in.

Dimension (data warehouse)

A dimension is a structure that categorizes facts and measures in order to enable users to answer business questions. Commonly used dimensions are people, products, place and time.

In a data warehouse, dimensions provide structured labeling information to otherwise unordered numeric measures. The dimension is a data set composed of individual, non-overlapping data elements. The primary functions of dimensions are threefold: to provide filtering, grouping and labelling.

These functions are often described as "slice and dice". Slicing refers to filtering data. Dicing refers to grouping data. A common data warehouse example involves sales as the measure, with customer and product as dimensions. In each sale a customer buys a product. The data can be sliced by removing all customers except for a group under study, and then diced by grouping by product.

A dimensional data element is similar to a categorical variable in statistics.

Typically dimensions in a data warehouse are organized internally into one or more hierarchies. "Date" is a common dimension, with several possible hierarchies:

  • "Days (are grouped into) Months (which are grouped into) Years",
  • "Days (are grouped into) Weeks (which are grouped into) Years"
  • "Days (are grouped into) Months (which are grouped into) Quarters (which are grouped into) Years"
  • etc.
Dimension (metadata)

In metadata, dimension is a set of equivalent units of measure, where equivalence between two units of measure is determined by the existence of a quantity preserving one-to-one correspondence between values measured in one unit of measure and values measured in the other unit of measure, independent of context, and where characterizing operations are the same.

The equivalence defined here forms an equivalence relation on the set of all units of measure. Each equivalence class corresponds to a dimensionality. The units of measure "temperature in degrees Fahrenheit" and "temperature in degrees Celsius" have the same dimensionality, because given a value measured in degrees Fahrenheit there is a value measured in degrees Celsius with the same quantity, and vice versa. Quantity preserving one-to-one correspondences are the well-known equations Cº = (5/9)*(Fº − 32) and Fº = (9/5)*(Cº) + 32.

Units of measure are not limited to physical categories.Examples of physical categories are: linear measure, area, volume, mass, velocity, time duration.Examples of non-physical categories are: currency, quality indicator, colour intensity.

Quantities may be grouped together into categories of quantities which are mutually comparable. Lengths, diameters, distances, heights, wavelengths and so on would constitute such a category. Mutually comparable quantities have the same dimensionality. ISO 31-0 calls these quantities of the same kind.

Dimension (shampoo)

Dimension Shampoo was a heavily perfumed shampoo product, which was produced in the early 1980s. This was by the personal products division of Lever Brothers, and marketed by Ogilvy. The shampoo came in a distinctive dark yellow bottle, and left a strong muskone and civetone aroma on the hair. There was also a companion conditioner marketed with this product. It has been stated by many previous users of dimension shampoo that it caused their hair to fall out, due to the extreme astringency of the product.

On April 18, 1985, Lever Brothers reorganized their marketing structure and moved their personal products division business to J. Walter Thompson.

At the time, Dimension was a highly popular brand. (Lever spent an estimated $12.5M in advertising the brand in 1984.) However, shortly after Lever's marketing reorganization, Dimension ran-out on store shelves, and never returned. Lever Brothers never made any public explanation for the disappearance of the product; although they referred to the marketing reorganization as a consolidation of the personal products brands, and stated that the decision in-part had to do with its plans for international marketing.

Dimension (graph theory)

In mathematics, and particularly in graph theory, the dimension of a graph is the least integer n such that there exists a "classical representation" of the graph in the Euclidean space of dimension n with all the edges having unit length.

In a classical representation, the vertices must be distinct points, but the edges may cross one another.

The dimension of a graph G is written: dimG.

For example, the Petersen graph can be drawn with unit edges in E, but not in E: its dimension is therefore 2 (see the figure to the right).

This concept was introduced in 1965 by Paul Erdős, Frank Harary and William Tutte. It generalises the concept of unit distance graph to more than 2 dimensions.

Usage examples of "dimension".

Doubtlessly, she would leave Jerusalem along with Boomer, although her curiosity about the new dimension of being that was aborning there had hardly been satisfied.

What you call affectless irony is for me a fabulous adventure, a rush of sexual excitement: a frenzied yet precise exploration of the unimagined depths of cyberspace, and of the expanded dimensions of my skin.

He was in Alb, not London, and in a time and dimension he did not comprehend in the least.

It was more agreeable to watch the clouds while the horses rested at the end of the furrow, to address, as did Burns, lines to a field-mouse, or to listen to the song of the meadow-lark, than to learn the habits of the three dimensions then known, of points in motion, of lines in intersection, of surfaces in revolution, or to represent the unknown by algebraic instead of poetic symbols.

It now appears that the unheard-of currents, amounting to millions of amperes, which flowed momentarily in the windings of our generator must have produced a certain extension into four dimensions, for a fraction of a second and in a 7volume large enough to contain a man.

Then the gas is turned on, with supernumerary argand lamps and manifold waxlights, to illuminate countless cakes, of all prices and dimensions, that stand in rows and piles on the counters and sideboards, and in the windows.

By instinct Karl stepped sideways into the dimension from which Kristian had first appeared, the world aslant that only vampires could enter, which they called the Crystal Ring.

Vampires can move into another dimension, a world aslant from this, which we call the Crystal Ring.

His resistless word split asunder the orb of the moon: the obedient planet stooped from her station in the sky, accomplished the seven revolutions round the Caaba, saluted Mahomet in the Arabian tongue, and, suddenly contracting her dimensions, entered at the collar, and issued forth through the sleeve, of his shirt.

Those were always remarkably alike, every one seeming to be owned by a widow lady of formidable dimensions and creaking corsets, commanding a staff that consisted of her numerous beefy daughters.

Then man burst his bidimensional limits, and invaded the third dimension, soaring with Montgolfier into the clouds, and sinking with a diving bell into the purple treasure-caves of the waters.

The peninsulas sprouted grasping tendrils, thigh-thick at the trunk but narrowing to the dimensions of plant fronds, and then narrowing further, bifurcating into lacy, fernlike hazes of awesome complexity.

He stood at the blackboard with a piece of chalk in his hand, a little bug-eyed man of forty-five with a big bulb of head growing out on the stem of his thin neck like an overripe spring onion, to give his talk on the fourth dimension.

The roofs were piled high with luggage, and the leading cabman shared his seat with a brass-bound trunk of huge dimensions and extremely sharp corners.

I think it was then I began to see my little object-town Centennial in a rather larger dimension than the editors back in New York saw it.