Meaning of DIMENSION in English

DIMENSION

transcription, транскрипция: [ daɪmenʃ(ə)n, dɪm- ]

( dimensions)

1.

A particular dimension of something is a particular aspect of it.

There is a political dimension to the accusations...

This adds a new dimension to our work.

= aspect

N-COUNT : usu with supp

2.

If you talk about the dimensions of a situation or problem, you are talking about its extent and size.

The dimensions of the market collapse were certainly not anticipated.

= scale

N-PLURAL : usu with supp

3.

A dimension is a measurement such as length, width, or height. If you talk about the dimensions of an object or place, you are referring to its size and proportions.

Drilling will continue on the site to assess the dimensions of the new oilfield...

N-COUNT : usu pl , usu N of n

4.

see also fourth dimension

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