Notebook, 1993-



Physical magnitude, extent, or bulk: relative or proportionate dimensions . . . .Relative aggregate amount or number . . . . One of a series of graduated measures . . . .

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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.]

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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 [1609] 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 [1924]: 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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