Dimension vs Perspective - What's the difference?

dimension | perspective |

As nouns the difference between dimension and perspective

is that dimension is dimension while perspective is a view, vista or outlook.

As an adjective perspective is

of, in or relating to perspective.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(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.
  • perspective



    (en noun)
  • A view, vista or outlook.
  • The appearance of depth in objects, especially as perceived using binocular vision.
  • The technique of representing three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface.
  • (figuratively) The choice of a single angle or point of view from which to sense, categorize, measure or codify experience.
  • The ability to consider things in such relative perspective
  • A perspective glass.
  • * Bishop Joseph Hall
  • A sound recording technique to adjust and integrate sound sources seemingly naturally.
  • Derived terms

    * linear perspective * metaperspective * microperspective * put something into perspective


    (en adjective)
  • of, in or relating to perspective
  • a perspective drawing
  • (obsolete) providing visual aid; of or relating to the science of vision; optical
  • (Francis Bacon)