# Dimension vs. Amplitude

## Difference Between Dimension and Amplitude

#### Dimensionnoun

A single aspect of a given thing.

#### Amplitudenoun

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

#### Dimensionnoun

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

#### Amplitudenoun

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

#### Dimensionnoun

A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished.

#### Amplitudenoun

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

#### Dimensionnoun

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

#### Amplitudenoun

(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.

#### Dimensionnoun

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

#### Amplitudenoun

(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.

#### Dimensionnoun

(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.*

#### Amplitudenoun

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

#### Dimensionnoun

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

#### Amplitudenoun

(physics) the maximum displacement of a periodic wave

#### Dimensionnoun

An alternative universe or plane of existence.

#### Amplitudenoun

the property of copious abundance

#### Dimensionverb

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

#### Amplitudenoun

greatness of magnitude

#### Dimensionnoun

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

#### Dimensionnoun

a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished;

*self-confidence is not an endearing property*

#### Dimensionnoun

one of three cartesian coordinates that determine a position in space

#### Dimensionnoun

magnitude or extent;

*a building of vast proportions*

#### Dimensionverb

indicate the dimensions on;

*These techniques permit us to dimension the human heart*

#### Dimensionverb

shape or form to required dimensions