Meaning of DIMENSION in English
/ daɪˈmenʃn; NAmE ; dɪ-/ noun
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
[ usually pl. ] the size and extent of a situation :
a problem of considerable dimensions
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
late Middle English (in sense 1): via Old French from Latin dimensio(n-) , from dimetiri measure out. Sense 2 dates from the 1920s.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005