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noun [countable] dimension pronunciation in American English /daɪˈmenʃ(ə)n/ 
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pluraldimensions

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  1. 1
    math length, height, or width

    A hologram represents an object in three dimensions.

    1. a.
      [usually plural] formal the size of something

      The carriage itself is oblong, the dimensions being about 13ft by 7ft.

  2. 2
    a part of a situation, especially when it influences the way you think about the situation

    Doing volunteer work has added a whole new dimension to my life.

    The strikes had now taken on an important political dimension.

  3. 3
    [usually plural] the degree to which a situation is difficult or serious

    The dimensions of this problem are immense.

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