Phrase vs Dimension - What's the difference?

phrase | dimension |

As nouns the difference between phrase and dimension

is that phrase is phrasing while dimension is dimension.

As a verb phrase

is .




(en noun)
  • A short written or spoken expression.
  • (grammar) A word or group of words that functions as a single unit in the syntax of a sentence, usually consisting of a head, or central word, and elaborating words.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-11-30, volume=409, issue=8864, magazine=(The Economist), author=Paul Davis
  • , title= Letters: Say it as simply as possible , passage=Congratulations on managing to use the phrase “preponderant criterion” in a chart (“ On your marks”, November 9th). Was this the work of a kakorrhaphiophobic journalist set a challenge by his colleagues, or simply an example of glossolalia?}}
  • (music) A small section of music in a larger piece.
  • (archaic) A mode or form of speech; diction; expression.
  • * Tennyson
  • phrases of the hearth
  • * Shakespeare
  • Thou speak'st / In better phrase and matter than thou didst.


    * (expression) figure of speech, locution * See also

    Derived terms

    * adjective phrase * adverb phrase * antecedent phrase * bombard phrase * catchphrase * consequent phrase * determiner phrase * empty phrase * noun phrase * participial phrase * phrasal * phrase book * phrase structure * phrasemaker * phraseology * prepositional phrase * set phrase * turn a phrase * verb phrase

    See also

    * (wikipedia)


  • (music) To perform a passage with the correct phrasing.
  • (music) To divide into melodic phrases.
  • To express (an action, thought or idea) by means of words.
  • * Shakespeare
  • These suns — for so they phrase 'em.

    Derived terms

    * phrasing


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    (en noun)
  • A single aspect of a given thing.
  • A measure of spatial extent in a particular direction, such as height, width or breadth, or depth.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Robert L. Dorit , title=Rereading Darwin , volume=100, issue=1, page=23 , magazine= citation , passage=We live our lives in three dimensions for our threescore and ten allotted years. Yet every branch of contemporary science, from statistics to cosmology, alludes to processes that operate on scales outside of human experience: the millisecond and the nanometer, the eon and the light-year.}}
  • A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished.
  • (geometry) The number of independent coordinates needed to specify uniquely the location of a point in a space; also, any of such independent coordinates.
  • (linear algebra) The number of elements of any basis of a vector space.
  • (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.
  • (computing) Any of the independent ranges of indices in a multidimensional array.
  • (science fiction, fantasy) An alternative universe or plane of existence.
  • Synonyms

    * (single aspect of a thing ): aspect * (measure of spatial extent ): magnitude, proportion, size, scope * (construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished ): attribute, property

    Derived terms

    * * * * correlation dimension * dimensional * dimensional analysis * dimensional shingle * exterior dimension * four-dimensional * fourth dimension * fractal dimension * Hamel dimension * Hausdorff dimension * information dimension * isoperimetric dimension * Kaplan-Yorke dimension * Krull dimension * Lebesgue covering dimension * Lyapunov dimension * multidimensional * one-dimensional * pointwise dimension * poset dimension * q-dimension * third dimension * three-dimensional * transdimensional


    (en verb)
  • To mark, cut or shape something to specified dimensions.