  # Dimension vs. Amplitude: What's the Difference? ## Dimension and Amplitude Definitions

#### Dimension

A measure of spatial extent, especially width, height, or length.

#### Amplitude

Greatness of size; magnitude.

#### Dimension

Often dimensions Extent or magnitude; scope
A problem of alarming dimensions.

#### Amplitude

Fullness; copiousness.

#### Dimension

Aspect; element
"He's a good newsman, and he has that extra dimension" (William S. Paley).

#### Amplitude

Breadth or range, as of intelligence.

#### Dimension

The least number of independent coordinates required to specify uniquely the points in a space.

#### Amplitude

(Astronomy) The angular distance along the horizon from true east or west to the intersection of the vertical circle of a celestial body with the horizon.

#### Dimension

The range of such a coordinate.

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(Physics) The maximum absolute value of a periodically varying quantity.

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(Physics) A physical property, such as mass, distance, time, or a combination thereof, regarded as a fundamental measure of a physical quantity
Velocity has the dimension of distance divided by time.

#### Amplitude

The maximum absolute value of a periodic curve measured along its vertical axis.

#### Dimension

A realm of existence, as in a work of fiction, that is physically separate from another such realm
"Although it tells a grounded, political story free from aliens and alternate dimensions, the film remains packed to the brim with iconic ... characters." (Conner Schwerdtfeger).

#### Amplitude

The angle made with the positive horizontal axis by the vector representation of a complex number.

#### Dimension

To cut or shape to specified dimensions.

#### Amplitude

(Electronics) The maximum absolute value reached by a voltage or current waveform.

#### Dimension

To mark with specified dimensions.

#### Amplitude

The measure of something's size, especially in terms of width or breadth; largeness, magnitude.

#### Dimension

A single aspect of a given thing.
This film can be enjoyed on many dimensions - the script is great, the acting is realistic, and the special effects will simply take you aback.

#### Amplitude

(mathematics) The maximum absolute value of the vertical component of a curve or function, especially one that is periodic.

#### Dimension

A measure of spatial extent in a particular direction, such as height, width or breadth, or depth.

#### Amplitude

(physics) The maximum absolute value of some quantity that varies.

#### Dimension

A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished.

#### Amplitude

(astronomy) The arc of the horizon between the true east or west point and the center of the sun, or a star, at its rising or setting. At the rising, the amplitude is eastern or ortive: at the setting, it is western, occiduous, or occasive. It is also northern or southern, when north or south of the equator.

#### Dimension

(geometry) The number of independent coordinates needed to specify uniquely the location of a point in a space; also, any of such independent coordinates.

#### Amplitude

(astronomy) The arc of the horizon between the true east or west point and the foot of the vertical circle passing through any star or object.

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(linear algebra) The number of elements of any basis of a vector space.

#### Amplitude

(firearms) The horizontal line which measures the distance to which a projectile is thrown; the range.

#### Dimension

(physics) One of the physical properties that are regarded as fundamental measures of a physical quantity, such as mass, length and time.
The dimension of velocity is length divided by time.

#### Amplitude

State of being ample; extent of surface or space; largeness of dimensions; size.
The cathedral of Lincoln . . . is a magnificent structure, proportionable to the amplitude of the diocese.

#### Dimension

(computing) Any of the independent ranges of indices in a multidimensional array.

#### Amplitude

Largeness, in a figurative sense; breadth; abundance; fullness.

#### Dimension

A universe or plane of existence.
A machine that lets you travel to a parallel dimension.

#### Amplitude

The arc of the horizon between the true east or west point and the center of the sun, or a star, at its rising or setting. At the rising, the amplitude is eastern or ortive: at the setting, it is western, occiduous, or occasive. It is also northern or southern, when north or south of the equator.

#### Dimension

(transitive) To mark, cut or shape something to specified dimensions.

#### Amplitude

The horizontal line which measures the distance to which a projectile is thrown; the range.

#### Dimension

To specify the size of (an array or similar data structure); to allocate.

#### Amplitude

The extent of a movement measured from the starting point or position of equilibrium; - applied especially to vibratory movements.

#### Dimension

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#### Amplitude

An angle upon which the value of some function depends; - a term used more especially in connection with elliptic functions.

#### Dimension

Measure in a single line, as length, breadth, height, thickness, or circumference; extension; measurement; - usually, in the plural, measure in length and breadth, or in length, breadth, and thickness; extent; size; as, the dimensions of a room, or of a ship; the dimensions of a farm, of a kingdom.
Gentlemen of more than ordinary dimensions.

#### Amplitude

(physics) the maximum displacement of a periodic wave

#### Dimension

Extent; reach; scope; importance; as, a project of large dimensions.

#### Amplitude

The property of copious abundance

#### Dimension

The degree of manifoldness of a quantity; as, time is quantity having one dimension; volume has three dimensions, relative to extension.

#### Amplitude

Greatness of magnitude

#### Dimension

A literal factor, as numbered in characterizing a term. The term dimensions forms with the cardinal numbers a phrase equivalent to degree with the ordinal; thus, a2b2c is a term of five dimensions, or of the fifth degree.

#### Dimension

The manifoldness with which the fundamental units of time, length, and mass are involved in determining the units of other physical quantities.

#### Dimension

The magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)

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A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished;
Self-confidence is not an endearing property

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One of three cartesian coordinates that determine a position in space

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Magnitude or extent;
A building of vast proportions

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Indicate the dimensions on;
These techniques permit us to dimension the human heart

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Shape or form to required dimensions