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dimensionless (not comparable)
- Lacking dimensions.
- Synonym: adimensional
- 1674, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 11, lines ,
- […] To Heav’n thir prayers
- Flew up, nor missd the way, by envious windes
- Blow’n vagabond or frustrate: in they passd
- Dimentionless through Heav’nly dores […]
- 1771, William Kenrick, A Lecture on Perpetual Motion, London, for the author, Introduction, p. 15,
- Extended objects may be separated by dimensionless points; but dimensionless points cannot be separated, but by some real distance, or something really extended.
- 1930, E. E. Smith, Skylark Three, Fantasy Press, 1948, Chapter 3,
- They saw the utter, absolute darkness of the complete absence of all light; and upon that indescribable blackness they beheld superimposed the almost unbearable brilliance of enormous suns concentrated into mathematical points, dimensionless.
- 1932, William Faulkner, Light in August, New York: Modern Library, 1950, Chapter 10, pp. 199-200,
- He did not look once again toward the dark house. […] He simply went quietly as if that were his natural manner of moving and passed around the now dimensionless bulk of the house, toward the rear, where the kitchen would be.
- (sciences) (of a physical constant) Lacking units.