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Dimension vs. Measurement

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Main Difference

The main difference between Dimension and Measurement is that the Dimension is a minimum number of independent coordinates needed to specify any point within a mathematical space and Measurement is a process of assigning numbers to objects or events.

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  • Dimension (noun)

    A single aspect of a given thing.

  • Dimension (noun)

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

  • Dimension (noun)

    A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished.

  • Dimension (noun)

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

  • Dimension (noun)

    The number of elements of any basis of a vector space.

  • Dimension (noun)

    One of the 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 (noun)

    Any of the independent ranges of indices in a multidimensional array.

  • Dimension (noun)

    An alternative universe or plane of existence.

  • Dimension (verb)

    To mark, cut or shape something to specified dimensions.

  • Measurement (noun)

    The act of measuring.

  • Measurement (noun)

    Magnitude (or extent or amount) determined by an act of measuring.

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  • Dimension (noun)

    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 (noun)

    a mode of linear extension of which there are three in space and two on a flat surface, which corresponds to one of a set of coordinates specifying the position of a point.

  • Dimension (noun)

    an expression for a derived physical quantity in terms of fundamental quantities such as mass, length, or time, raised to the appropriate power (acceleration, for example, having the dimension of length Γ— time⁻²).

  • Dimension (noun)

    an aspect or feature of a situation

    "we must focus on the cultural dimensions of the problem"

  • Dimension (verb)

    cut or shape (something) to particular measurements.

  • Dimension (verb)

    mark (a diagram) with measurements.

  • Measurement (noun)

    the action of measuring something

    "accurate measurement is essential"

    "a telescope with which precise measurements can be made"

  • Measurement (noun)

    the size, length, or amount of something, as established by measuring

    "his inside leg measurement"

  • Measurement (noun)

    a unit or system of measuring

    "a hand is a measurement used for measuring horses"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Dimension (noun)

    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.

  • Dimension (noun)

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

  • Dimension (noun)

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

  • Dimension (noun)

    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 (noun)

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

  • Measurement (noun)

    The act or result of measuring; mensuration; as, measurement is required.

  • Measurement (noun)

    The extent, size, capacity, amount. or quantity ascertained by measuring; as, its measurement is five acres.

Webster Dictionary
  • Dimension (noun)

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

  • Dimension (noun)

    a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished;

    "self-confidence is not an endearing property"

  • Dimension (noun)

    one of three cartesian coordinates that determine a position in space

  • Dimension (noun)

    magnitude or extent;

    "a building of vast proportions"

  • Dimension (verb)

    indicate the dimensions on;

    "These techniques permit us to dimension the human heart"

  • Dimension (verb)

    shape or form to required dimensions

  • Measurement (noun)

    the act or process of measuring;

    "the measurements were carefully done"

    "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"

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