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dimension

noun [C]  /dəˈmen·ʃən/ us  

dimension noun [C] (MEASUREMENT)

a measurement of something in a particular direction, esp. its height, length, or width: The dimensions of the room are 26 feet by 15 feet.

dimension noun [C] (QUALITY)

a part or quality of a thing or situation that has an effect on the way you think about it: The new script gave the story a psychological dimension.
Translations of “dimension”
in Korean 관점…
in Arabic بُعد…
in French dimension…
in Turkish yön, boyut, taraf…
in Italian dimensione, aspetto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 空間,尺寸, 層面,維度, 特點…
in Russian измерение, аспект, размер…
in Polish wymiar, aspekt, rozmiar…
in Spanish dimensión…
in Portuguese dimensão…
in German das Maß…
in Catalan dimensió…
in Japanese 要素, 局面…
in Chinese (Simplified) 空间,尺寸, 层面,维度, 特点…
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