from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. lacking dimensions
- adj. of a physical constant, lacking units.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Without dimensions; having no appreciable or noteworthy extent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without dimensions or bulk.
The alternative on which much of our theories are based is that the conceptual absolute is best defined as a dimensionless point.
It is the dimensionless world of the subconscious mind or, as Priestley called it, the Unconscious.
The more dimensionless the character, the less you'll need to use that laugh track like a cripple who needs to use his crutches to beg for spare change... the spare change of laughter, that is.
And the dimensionless point inherent in every human being whatever their professed beliefs, is the point of access for courage, wisdom, selfless service, and love.
That off-putting lack of foothold, coupled with dimensionless characters, seriously hindered my enjoyment of this story (though I did like the Twilight Zone-ish ending).
He creates a dimensionless point of matter and a dimensionless point of light imposed upon it.
Like most of us, however, I was too distracted or polite to point out that the Precambrian, as the Smithsonian admitted in a letter to Stufflebeam, denotes not a specific era but a "dimensionless unit of time, which embraces all the time between the origin of Earth and the beginning of the Cambrian Period of geologic time."
And I think people would start looking to see, well, maybe other dimensionless ratios like the ratio of the mass of the electron to the mass of the proton are changing.
So it is a dimensionless number that you get when you combine the square of the charge of the electron and divide it by Plank's Constant that's the constant that describes quantum mechanics, and the speed of light.
If the traditional novel takes the shape of a quest, a linearly horizontal progression through narrative time, Wotix explodes that linearity in a bewildering near-dimensionless knot or tangle of non-progression.