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1.Measurable extent or quantity (such as amplitude, brightness, hue, frequency, length, width, height, time, mass, volume, weight) that denotes the degree to, or range over, which something extends. In scientific terms, a space has as many dimensions as there are mutually perpendicular axes at each point within it. Therefore a line has one dimension (length), a plane has two dimensions (length and width), and the space surrounding us has three dimensions (length, width, and height) to which Einstein's Theory of Relativity adds another dimension, time.
2.One of the aspects, attributes, elements, or factors that make up an entity, item, phenomenon, or situation.

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  • Dismayed at finding himself inserted in a dimension five hundred years earlier than expected, the time traveler had to finally admit that his flux capacitor was regrettably on the fritz again.

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  • We enjoyed looking at the northern lights last night because it was so clear that it took the colors to a whole new dimension.

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  • When trying to get an add on for electronic equipment you must check the dimension to make sure that it works with what you already have.

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