Dimension vs. Distance

Dimension vs. Distance — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Dimension and Distance

Dimensionnoun

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

Distancenoun

The extent of space between two objects or places; an intervening space.

Dimensionnoun

often dimensions Extent or magnitude; scope

a problem of alarming dimensions.

Distancenoun

The fact or condition of being apart in space; remoteness.

Dimensionnoun

Aspect; element

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

Distancenoun

(Mathematics) The length or numerical value of a straight line or curve.

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Dimensionnoun

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

Distancenoun

The extent of space between points on a measured course.

Dimensionnoun

The range of such a coordinate.

Distancenoun

The length of a race, especially of a horserace.

Dimensionnoun

(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.

Distancenoun

A point or area that is far away

"Telephone poles stretched way into a distance I couldn't quite see" (Leigh Allison Wilson).
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Dimensionnoun

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).

Distancenoun

A depiction of a such a point or area.

Dimensionverb

To cut or shape to specified dimensions.

Distancenoun

A stretch of space without designation of limit; an expanse

a land of few hills and great distances.

Dimensionverb

To mark with specified dimensions.

Distancenoun

The extent of time between two events; an intervening period.

Dimensionnoun

A single aspect of a given thing.

Distancenoun

A point removed in time

At a distance of 11 years, his memory of the crime was blurry.

Dimensionnoun

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

Distancenoun

The full period or length of a contest or game

The challenger had never attempted the distance of 12 rounds.

Dimensionnoun

A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished.

Distancenoun

An amount of progress

The curriculum committee is a distance from where it was last month.

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

Difference or disagreement

The candidates could not be at a greater distance on this issue.

Dimensionnoun

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

Distancenoun

Emotional separateness or reserve; aloofness.

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.

Distanceverb

To place or keep at or as if at a distance

"monks who had distanced themselves from the official ecclesiastical hierarchy by resurrecting the ascetic traditions of the early Church Fathers" (Rosamund Bartlett).

Dimensionnoun

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

Distanceverb

To cause to appear at a distance.

Dimensionnoun

An alternative universe or plane of existence.

Distanceverb

To leave far behind; outrun.

Dimensionverb

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

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

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

Distancenoun

Length or interval of time.

Dimensionnoun

a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished;

self-confidence is not an endearing property

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

one of three cartesian coordinates that determine a position in space

Distancenoun

Remoteness of place; a remote place.

Dimensionnoun

magnitude or extent;

a building of vast proportions

Distancenoun

Remoteness in succession or relation.

the distance between a descendant and his ancestor

Dimensionverb

indicate the dimensions on;

These techniques permit us to dimension the human heart

Distancenoun

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

Dimensionverb

shape or form to required dimensions

Distancenoun

The entire amount of progress to an objective.

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

Distancenoun

A withholding of intimacy; alienation; variance.

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

Distancenoun

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

Distanceverb

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

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

Distanceverb

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

Distancenoun

the property created by the space between two objects or points

Distancenoun

a distant region;

I could see it in the distance

Distancenoun

size of the gap between two places;

the distance from New York to Chicagohe determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points

Distancenoun

indifference by personal withdrawal;

emotional distance

Distancenoun

the interval between two times;

the distance from birth to deathit 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 futureat 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