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Topic: CR: What Are Dimensions ?
Replies: 2   Last Post: Jul 21, 1995 11:15 AM

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Ed Wall

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Re: CR: What Are Dimensions ?
Posted: Jul 21, 1995 1:20 AM
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>One of the questions that was not satisfactorally answered during my
>undergraduate career was "What is a dimension?" I'm not sure that I will be
>able to dodge the question during the upcoming school year so I was wondering
>if anyone on these lists had a good definition.
> marge

As I read your question, I tried to think of all the ways I have heard this
word used. So I got out my trusty dictionary and was a little disappointed
when it didn't have half of the definitions I expected. However, if you are
talking in a mathematical sense, the question is a little ambigious. It might
be a range or a means of specifying a co-ordinate point. So I suspect the
meaning depends on context. For a variety of reasons I would think that the
question, "What is red?" is of the same family of questions.

In any case, perhaps it would be worthwhile to give the context and 'how' you
would like to answer the question (e.g. precise definition, analogy, etc. )

Ed Wall

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