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Dimension, a measurment of 3 directions in space, or size, also an indication of extent or scope, importance, aspect. SO HOW MANY DIMENSIONS SHOULD WE CONSIDER TO BE DISCERNIBLE BY HUMANS?

In String Theory there are some 11 or so mathematical dimensions. How many can we count? Three in space, one in time (or motion), one in temperature, then there is radiation in the form of light or all other wavelenghts, and gravety in form of pull or weight or mass. That brings me to 7 physical aspects or dimensions. It's a start towards 11.

Or are temperature and wavelength just expressions of particle movements in space and time? Back to 5 dimensions?

I think you’re getting off on the wrong track with temperature, gravity, etc. Besides the four cardinal dimensions, another one, just to get you started, is spin (quantum angular momentum). —Stephen 05:01, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Question concerning pronunciationEdit

How do you pronounce the first "i" in dimension? The IPA implies that it is "i" as in "dime", but the audio example sounds more like "i" as in "dinner". Is both correct? Could a native-speaker fix the discepancy between IPA and audio example? Greetings from Germany! --87.170.232.127 19:42, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

Both are correct. I've added the IPA for the other pronunciation. Thanks.​—msh210 (talk) 19:44, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
Thank you very much! --87.170.232.127 19:49, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
/dɨˈmɛnʃn̩/ it.​—msh210 (talk) 19:57, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
 :D --87.170.232.127 19:59, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

Is the pronunctiation as in "dinner" same as in "dime" really correct, and only in AE? According to my two older BE-dictionarys (Oxford Advanced Learners, Langenscheidt)(only) the "dinner"-like pronunctiation is correct. According to another, newer one only the dime-like pronunciation. I didn't find both possibilities mentioned anywhere. Greetings from another german user --77.0.82.204 04:23, 7 March 2014 (UTC)