  # Dimension vs. Dimention — What's the Difference?

The correct spelling is "Dimension," while the incorrect spelling is "Dimention." "Dimension" refers to a measurable extent, such as length, width, or depth. ## Which is correct: Dimension or Dimention

How to spell Dimension? ### Dimension

Correct Spelling ### Dimention

Incorrect Spelling

## Key Differences

"Dimension" has the root word "measure," which contains an 's,' not a 't.'
Remember that "Dimension" includes 'sion,' like "television," not "tention" like "attention."
Visualize the three dimensions (X, Y, Z) to help remember the 's.'
"Dimension" rhymes with "extension," both having an 's' before the 'ion.'
"Di-men-SION," all components end with a vowel except the 'n.'

## Compare with Definitions

#### Dimension

Dimension refers to a measurable extent such as length, width, or depth.
The dimension of the room is 10x12 feet.

#### Dimention

Dimention is an incorrect spelling of Dimension.

#### Dimension

In mathematics, dimension denotes the minimum number of coordinates to specify any point.
In a 3D space, three dimensions are required.

#### Dimension

In physics, dimension indicates specific fundamental quantities (like length, mass, time) that define a physical state.
Time is considered the fourth dimension in physics.

#### Dimension

In art, dimension can refer to the illusion of depth on a flat surface.
The painting captured the third dimension convincingly.

#### Dimension

Dimension can also describe aspects or facets of a situation or a person.
The movie added another dimension to the novel's narrative.

#### Dimension

To mark with specified dimensions.

#### Dimension

In physics and mathematics, the dimension of a mathematical space (or object) is informally defined as the minimum number of coordinates needed to specify any point within it. Thus a line has a dimension of one (1D) because only one coordinate is needed to specify a point on it – for example, the point at 5 on a number line.

#### Dimension

A measurable extent of a particular kind, such as length, breadth, depth, or height
The drawing must be precise in dimension
The final dimensions of the pond were 14 ft x 8 ft

#### Dimension

An aspect or feature of a situation
We must focus on the cultural dimensions of the problem

#### Dimension

Cut or shape (something) to particular measurements.

#### Dimension

A measure of spatial extent, especially width, height, or length.

#### Dimension

Often dimensions Extent or magnitude; scope
A problem of alarming dimensions.

#### Dimension

Aspect; element
"He's a good newsman, and he has that extra dimension" (William S. Paley).

#### Dimension

The least number of independent coordinates required to specify uniquely the points in a space.

#### Dimension

The range of such a coordinate.

#### Dimension

(Physics) A physical property, such as mass, distance, time, or a combination thereof, regarded as a fundamental measure of a physical quantity
Velocity has the dimension of distance divided by time.

#### Dimension

A realm of existence, as in a work of fiction, that is physically separate from another such realm
"Although it tells a grounded, political story free from aliens and alternate dimensions, the film remains packed to the brim with iconic ... characters." (Conner Schwerdtfeger).

#### Dimension

To cut or shape to specified dimensions.

#### Dimension

A single aspect of a given thing.
This film can be enjoyed on many dimensions - the script is great, the acting is realistic, and the special effects will simply take you aback.

#### Dimension

A measure of spatial extent in a particular direction, such as height, width or breadth, or depth.

#### Dimension

A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished.

#### Dimension

(geometry) The number of independent coordinates needed to specify uniquely the location of a point in a space; also, any of such independent coordinates.

#### Dimension

(linear algebra) The number of elements of any basis of a vector space.

#### Dimension

(physics) One of the physical properties that are regarded as fundamental measures of a physical quantity, such as mass, length and time.
The dimension of velocity is length divided by time.

#### Dimension

(computing) Any of the independent ranges of indices in a multidimensional array.

#### Dimension

A universe or plane of existence.
A machine that lets you travel to a parallel dimension.

#### Dimension

(transitive) To mark, cut or shape something to specified dimensions.

#### Dimension

To specify the size of (an array or similar data structure); to allocate.

#### Dimension

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#### Dimension

Measure in a single line, as length, breadth, height, thickness, or circumference; extension; measurement; - usually, in the plural, measure in length and breadth, or in length, breadth, and thickness; extent; size; as, the dimensions of a room, or of a ship; the dimensions of a farm, of a kingdom.
Gentlemen of more than ordinary dimensions.

#### Dimension

Extent; reach; scope; importance; as, a project of large dimensions.

#### Dimension

The degree of manifoldness of a quantity; as, time is quantity having one dimension; volume has three dimensions, relative to extension.

#### Dimension

A literal factor, as numbered in characterizing a term. The term dimensions forms with the cardinal numbers a phrase equivalent to degree with the ordinal; thus, a2b2c is a term of five dimensions, or of the fifth degree.

#### Dimension

The manifoldness with which the fundamental units of time, length, and mass are involved in determining the units of other physical quantities.

#### Dimension

The magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)

#### Dimension

A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished;
Self-confidence is not an endearing property

#### Dimension

One of three cartesian coordinates that determine a position in space

#### Dimension

Magnitude or extent;
A building of vast proportions

#### Dimension

Indicate the dimensions on;
These techniques permit us to dimension the human heart

#### Dimension

Shape or form to required dimensions

## Common Curiosities

#### What is the root word of Dimension?

"Dimensio" from Latin, meaning "measured out."

#### Which vowel is used before Dimension?

"A," as in "a dimension."

Dimension.

#### Why is it called Dimension?

It's called "Dimension" because it measures extents in space or attributes.

#### Which preposition is used with Dimension?

"Of," as in "dimension of the room."

#### What is the verb form of Dimension?

The verb form is "to dimension."

/dɪˈmɛnʃən/

"The" or "a."

Neutral.

#### Is the Dimension term a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically.

Dimensions.

#### Which conjunction is used with Dimension?

"And," as in "length and width are dimensions."

No.

No.

Di-men-sion.

No.

#### Is Dimension a countable noun?

Yes, you can have multiple dimensions.

#### What is another term for Dimension?

Aspect, measure, or extent.

#### What is the opposite of Dimension?

Limitlessness or indefinability.

#### How is Dimension used in a sentence?

"The dimension of the box needs to be measured before shipping."

#### Is the word “Dimension” a Direct object or an Indirect object?

It can be a direct object.

Three syllables.

"The" or "a."

Dimensioned.

#### Is Dimension a noun or adjective?

It is primarily a noun, but can be used as an adjective in certain contexts.

#### Is Dimension an abstract noun?

It can be, especially when describing non-physical attributes.

#### Is Dimension a vowel or consonant?

It's a word, not a vowel or consonant.

No.

#### What is a stressed syllable in Dimension?

The second syllable, "men."

Dimension.

Dimensioned.