>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. > >Thankyou > marge > MCOTTON@AOL.COM
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. )