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

By Tayyaba Rehman & Fiza Rafique — Updated on September 13, 2023
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?

Correct Spelling

### Dimention

Incorrect Spelling

## Key Differences

"Dimension" has the root word "measure," which contains an 's,' not a 't.'
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023
Remember that "Dimension" includes 'sion,' like "television," not "tention" like "attention."
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023
Visualize the three dimensions (X, Y, Z) to help remember the 's.'
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023
"Dimension" rhymes with "extension," both having an 's' before the 'ion.'
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023
"Di-men-SION," all components end with a vowel except the 'n.'
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

## Compare with Definitions

#### Dimension

Dimension refers to a measurable extent such as length, width, or depth.
The dimension of the room is 10x12 feet.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

#### Dimention

Dimention is an incorrect spelling of Dimension.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

#### Dimension

In mathematics, dimension denotes the minimum number of coordinates to specify any point.
In a 3D space, three dimensions are required.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

#### 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.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

#### Dimension

In art, dimension can refer to the illusion of depth on a flat surface.
The painting captured the third dimension convincingly.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

#### Dimension

Dimension can also describe aspects or facets of a situation or a person.
The movie added another dimension to the novel's narrative.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

#### Dimension

To mark with specified dimensions.
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### 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.
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### 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
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

An aspect or feature of a situation
We must focus on the cultural dimensions of the problem
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

Cut or shape (something) to particular measurements.
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

A measure of spatial extent, especially width, height, or length.
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

Often dimensions Extent or magnitude; scope
A problem of alarming dimensions.
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

Aspect; element
"He's a good newsman, and he has that extra dimension" (William S. Paley).
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

The least number of independent coordinates required to specify uniquely the points in a space.
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

The range of such a coordinate.
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### 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.
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### 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).
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

To cut or shape to specified dimensions.
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### 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.
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

A measure of spatial extent in a particular direction, such as height, width or breadth, or depth.
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished.
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### 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.
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

(linear algebra) The number of elements of any basis of a vector space.
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### 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.
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

(computing) Any of the independent ranges of indices in a multidimensional array.
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

A universe or plane of existence.
A machine that lets you travel to a parallel dimension.
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

(transitive) To mark, cut or shape something to specified dimensions.
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

To specify the size of (an array or similar data structure); to allocate.
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

In 24 Hours|page=268
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### 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.
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

Extent; reach; scope; importance; as, a project of large dimensions.
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

The degree of manifoldness of a quantity; as, time is quantity having one dimension; volume has three dimensions, relative to extension.
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### 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.
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

The manifoldness with which the fundamental units of time, length, and mass are involved in determining the units of other physical quantities.
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

The magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished;
Self-confidence is not an endearing property
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

One of three cartesian coordinates that determine a position in space
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

Magnitude or extent;
A building of vast proportions
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

Indicate the dimensions on;
These techniques permit us to dimension the human heart
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

#### Dimension

Shape or form to required dimensions
Tayyaba Rehman
Aug 31, 2021

## Common Curiosities

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

"Dimensio" from Latin, meaning "measured out."
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

#### Which vowel is used before Dimension?

"A," as in "a dimension."
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

Dimension.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

#### Why is it called Dimension?

It's called "Dimension" because it measures extents in space or attributes.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

#### Which preposition is used with Dimension?

"Of," as in "dimension of the room."
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

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

The verb form is "to dimension."
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

/dɪˈmɛnʃən/
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

"The" or "a."
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

Neutral.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

#### Is the Dimension term a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

Dimensions.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

#### Which conjunction is used with Dimension?

"And," as in "length and width are dimensions."
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

No.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

No.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

Di-men-sion.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

No.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

#### Is Dimension a countable noun?

Yes, you can have multiple dimensions.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

#### What is another term for Dimension?

Aspect, measure, or extent.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

#### What is the opposite of Dimension?

Limitlessness or indefinability.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

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

"The dimension of the box needs to be measured before shipping."
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

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

It can be a direct object.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

Three syllables.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

"The" or "a."
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

Dimensioned.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

#### Is Dimension a noun or adjective?

It is primarily a noun, but can be used as an adjective in certain contexts.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

#### Is Dimension an abstract noun?

It can be, especially when describing non-physical attributes.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

#### Is Dimension a vowel or consonant?

It's a word, not a vowel or consonant.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

No.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

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

The second syllable, "men."
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

Dimension.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

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

Dimensioned.
Tayyaba Rehman
Sep 13, 2023

Share via Social Media
Embed This Content
Embed Code
Share Directly via Messenger