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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Wikipedia:Extended Image Syntax - Detailed Syntax - Size
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Famous quotes containing the word size:

    Beauty depends on size as well as symmetry. No very small animal can be beautiful, for looking at it takes so small a portion of time that the impression of it will be confused. Nor can any very large one, for a whole view of it cannot be had at once, and so there will be no unity and completeness.
    Aristotle (384 B.C.–322 B.C.)

    In mathematics he was greater
    Than Tycho Brahe, or Erra Pater:
    For he, by geometric scale,
    Could take the size of pots of ale;
    Resolve, by sines and tangents straight,
    If bread and butter wanted weight;
    And wisely tell what hour o’ th’ day
    The clock doth strike, by algebra.
    Samuel Butler (1612–1680)

    One writes of scars healed, a loose parallel to the pathology of the skin, but there is no such thing in the life of an individual. There are open wounds, shrunk sometimes to the size of a pin-prick but wounds still. The marks of suffering are more comparable to the loss of a finger, or the sight of an eye. We may not miss them, either, for one minute in a year, but if we should there is nothing to be done about it.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940)