DIMENSIONS: MEASURE / Proportion
C O N S I D E R A T I O N S
All shapes have size. Size is relative if we describe it in terms of bigness and smallness, but it is also physically measurable.
[Wong, Wucius. Principals of Two-Dimensional Design. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1972.]
R E F E R E N C E S
1 Size n [ME sise assize, fr. MF, fr. OF, short for assise -more at Assize] [13c] 1 dial Brit: Assize 2a -usu. usd in pl. 2 obs: a fixed portion of food or drink 3a: physical magnitude, extent, or bulk: relative or proportionate dimensions b: relative aggregate amount or number c: considerable proportions: Bigness 4: one of a series of graduated measures esp. of manufactured articles [as of clothing] conventionally identified by numbers or letters [a __ 7 hat] 5: character, quality, or status of a person or thing esp. with reference to importance, relative merit, or correspondence to needs [try this idea on for __] 6: actual state of affairs [that's about the __ of it]
2 Size vb vt  1: to make a particular size: bring to proper or suitable size 2: to arrange, grade, or classify according to size or bulk -vi: to equal in size or other particular characteristic: Compare -usu. used with up and often with to or with.
3 Size adj : Sized -usu. used in combination [bite-size]
[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]
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