Definition of Dimension

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Last revised 2003-10-25

Eric Weisstein, MathWorld: Dimension = A topological measure of the size of an object's covering properties. Roughly speaking, it is the number of coordinates needed to specify a point on the object.

American Heritage Dictionary: Dimension = The least number of independent coordinates required to specify uniquely the points in a space.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary: Dimension = The degree of manifoldness of a quantity; as, time is quantity having one dimension; volume has three dimensions, relative to extension.

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