# Dimension vs. Distance

## Difference Between Dimension and Distance

#### Dimensionnoun

A single aspect of a given thing.

#### Distancenoun

(countable) The amount of space between two points, usually geographical points, usually (but not necessarily) measured along a straight line.

*The distance to Petersborough is thirty miles.*

*From Moscow, the distance is relatively short to Saint Petersburg, relatively long to Novosibirsk, but even greater to Vladivostok.*

#### Dimensionnoun

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

#### Distancenoun

Length or interval of time.

#### Dimensionnoun

A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished.

#### Distancenoun

The difference; the subjective measure between two quantities.

*We're narrowing the distance between the two versions of the bill.*

*The distance between the lowest and next gear on my bicycle is annoying.*

#### 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.

#### Distancenoun

Remoteness of place; a remote place.

#### Dimensionnoun

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

#### Distancenoun

Remoteness in succession or relation.

*the distance between a descendant and his ancestor*

#### 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.*

#### Distancenoun

A space marked out in the last part of a racecourse.

#### Dimensionnoun

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

#### Distancenoun

The entire amount of progress to an objective.

*He had promised to perform this task, but did not go the distance.*

#### Dimensionnoun

An alternative universe or plane of existence.

#### Distancenoun

A withholding of intimacy; alienation; variance.

*The friendship did not survive the row: they kept each other at a distance.*

#### Dimensionverb

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

#### Distancenoun

The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness.

#### Dimensionnoun

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

#### Distanceverb

(transitive) To move away (from) someone or something.

*He distanced himself from the comments made by some of his colleagues.*

#### Dimensionnoun

a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished;

*self-confidence is not an endearing property*

#### Distanceverb

(transitive) To leave at a distance; to outpace, leave behind.

#### Dimensionnoun

one of three cartesian coordinates that determine a position in space

#### Distancenoun

the property created by the space between two objects or points

#### Dimensionnoun

magnitude or extent;

*a building of vast proportions*

#### Distancenoun

a distant region;

*I could see it in the distance*

#### Dimensionverb

indicate the dimensions on;

*These techniques permit us to dimension the human heart*

#### Distancenoun

size of the gap between two places;

*the distance from New York to Chicago*

*he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points*

#### Dimensionverb

shape or form to required dimensions

#### Distancenoun

indifference by personal withdrawal;

*emotional distance*

#### Distancenoun

the interval between two times;

*the distance from birth to death*

*it all happened in the space of 10 minutes*

#### Distancenoun

a remote point in time;

*if that happens it will be at some distance in the future*

*at a distance of ten years he had forgotten many of the details*

#### Distanceverb

keep at a distance;

*we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living*

#### Distanceverb

go far ahead of;

*He outdistanced the other runners*