Meaning of DIMENSION in English

DIMENSION

/ daɪˈmenʃn; NAmE ; dɪ-/ noun

1.

a measurement in space, for example the height, width or length of sth :

We measured the dimensions of the kitchen.

computer design tools that work in three dimensions

—see also the fourth dimension

2.

[ usually pl. ] the size and extent of a situation :

a problem of considerable dimensions

3.

an aspect, or way of looking at or thinking about sth :

Her job added a new dimension to her life.

the social dimension of unemployment

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English (in sense 1): via Old French from Latin dimensio(n-) , from dimetiri measure out. Sense 2 dates from the 1920s.

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