What is dimension?

  • (noun): The magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height).
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on dimensions, dimension:

Joseph Carens - Citizenship
... Joseph Carens distinguishes three dimensions of citizenship in his book Culture, Citizenship, and Community ... Exploration of Justice as Evenhandedness a legal, psychological and political dimension ... The legal dimension refers to the formal rights and duties to the political community to which one belongs, the psychological dimension refers to one’s identification with ...
Anomalous Scaling Dimension
... In the latter, the anomalous scaling dimension of an operator is the contribution of quantum mechanics to the classical scaling dimension of that operator ... The classical scaling dimension of an operator O is determined by dimensional analysis from the Lagrangian (in 4 spacetime dimensions this means dimension 1 for elementary bosonic fields including the ... where g is a coupling constant, is the classical dimension, and is an ultraviolet cutoff (the maximal allowed energy in the loop integrals) ...
Effective Dimension - Comparison To Classical Dimension
... If Z is a subset of 2ω, its Hausdorff dimension is ... The packing dimension of Z is ... Thus the effective Hausdorff and packing dimensions of a set are simply the classical Hausdorff and packing dimensions of (respectively) when we restrict our ...
Teaching Dimension
... In computational learning theory, the teaching dimension of a concept class C is defined to be, where is the minimum size of a witness set for c in C ... The teaching dimension of a finite concept class can be used to give a lower and an upper bound on the membership query cost of the concept class ... Jukna's book "Extremal Combinatorics", a lower bound is given for the teaching dimension Let C be a concept class over a finite domain X ...
Dimensional Modeling - Dimension Normalization
... in the normal flatten de-normalized dimensions ... Dimensions are strictly joined together in sub dimensions ... data (fact) table surrounded by multiple descriptive (dimension) tables Developers often don't normalize dimensions due to several facts Normalization makes the data structure more complex Performance can be ...

More definitions of "dimension":

  • (noun): Magnitude or extent.
    Synonyms: proportion
  • (verb): Indicate the dimensions on.
    Example: "These techniques permit us to dimension the human heart"
  • (noun): A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished.
    Synonyms: property, attribute
  • (noun): One of three cartesian coordinates that determine a position in space.
  • (verb): Shape or form to required dimensions.

Famous quotes containing the word dimension:

    Le Corbusier was the sort of relentlessly rational intellectual that only France loves wholeheartedly, the logician who flies higher and higher in ever-decreasing circles until, with one last, utterly inevitable induction, he disappears up his own fundamental aperture and emerges in the fourth dimension as a needle-thin umber bird.
    Tom Wolfe (b. 1931)

    God cannot be seen: he is too bright for sight; nor grasped: he is too pure for touch; nor measured: for he is beyond all sense, infinite, measureless, his dimension known to himself alone.
    Marcus Minucius Felix (2nd or 3rd cen. A.D.)

    Authority is the spiritual dimension of power because it depends upon faith in a system of meaning that decrees the necessity of the hierarchical order and so provides for the unity of imperative control.
    Shoshana Zuboff (b. 1951)