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)

Famous quotes containing the word size:

For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
Bible: New Testament, Matthew 17:20.

O hideous little bat, the size of snot,
With polyhedral eye and shabby clothes,
Karl Shapiro (b. 1913)