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Definition of dimension noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a measurement in space, for example the height, width, or length of something We measured the dimensions of the kitchen. computer design tools that work in three dimensions see also fourth dimension
  2. 2[usually plural] the size and extent of a situation a problem of considerable dimensions
  3. 3an aspect, or way of looking at or thinking about something Her job added a new dimension to her life. the social dimension of unemployment
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