Size

The word size may refer to how big or small something is. In particular:

  • Measurement, the process or the result of determining the magnitude of a quantity, such as length or mass, relative to a unit of measurement, such as a meter or a kilogram
  • Dimensions, including length, width, height, diameter, perimeter, area, volume
  • Clothing sizes such as shoe size
  • Body dimensions (Anthropometry)
    • Human height, the distance from the bottom of the feet to the top of the head in a human body standing erect
    • Human weight
  • In statistics (hypothesis testing), the size of the test refers to the rate of false positives, denoted by α
  • In computing, file size
  • size (Unix), a command-line Unix tool
  • Magnitude (mathematics), magnitude or size of a mathematical object
  • Magnitude of brightness or intensity of a star or an earthquake as measured on a logarithmic scale
  • In mathematics there are, in addition to the dimensions mentioned above (equal if there is an isometry), various other concepts of size for sets:
    • measure (mathematics), a systematic way to assign to each suitable subset a number
    • cardinality (equal if there is a bijection), of a set is a measure of the "number of elements of the set"
    • for well-ordered sets: ordinal number (equal if there is an order-isomorphism)
  • Resizing (fiction), a theme in fiction, in particular in fairy tales, fantasy, and science fiction
  • Sizing, or size, a filler or glaze
  • Demonstrating Size (dimension)

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Famous quotes containing the word size:

    It is very considerably smaller than Australia and British Somaliland put together. As things stand at present there is nothing much the Texans can do about this, and ... they are inclined to shy away from the subject in ordinary conversation, muttering defensively about the size of oranges.
    Alex Atkinson, British humor writer. repr. In Present Laughter, ed. Alan Coren (1982)

    There are some persons we could not cut down to size without diminishing ourselves as well.
    Jean Rostand (1894–1977)

    Our brains are no longer conditioned for reverence and awe. We cannot imagine a Second Coming that would not be cut down to size by the televised evening news, or a Last Judgment not subject to pages of holier-than-Thou second- guessing in The New York Review of Books.
    John Updike (b. 1932)