dimension - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a part of a situation, especially when it influences the way you think about the situation

    The strikes had now taken on an important political dimension.

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

  2. 2
    [usually plural] the degree to which a situation is difficult or serious

    The dimensions of this problem are immense.

  3. 3
    maths length, height, or width
    1. a.
      [usually plural] formal the size of something

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