A particular ~ of something is a particular aspect of it.
There is a political ~ to the accusations...
This adds a new ~ to our work.
N-COUNT: usu with supp
If you talk about the ~s of a situation or problem, you are talking about its extent and size.
The ~s of the market collapse were certainly not anticipated.
N-PLURAL: usu with supp
A ~ is a measurement such as length, width, or height. If you talk about the ~s of an object or place, you are referring to its size and proportions.
Drilling will continue on the site to assess the ~s of the new oilfield...
N-COUNT: usu pl, usu N of n
see also fourth ~