## The 248-dimension map

Monday, September 17, 2007
So what's a dimension? According to Wiki,

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aOkay, so I admit that in this lifetime, I only know 4 dimensions: the usual spatial coordinates X, Y, and Z (length, width, and height) + time. But get this, mathematicians for the past four years and with the help of supercomputers have actually constructed a map of 248 dimensions!! Wow! Something like that is definitely beyond my imagination. So what are the remaining 244 dimensions? Hmmn, let's see... Volume, Smell, Sensation, Color? What else?dimension(Latin, "measured out") is a parameter or measurement required to define the characteristics of an object. In math,dimensionsare the parameters required to describe the position and relevant characteristics of any object within a conceptualspaceâ€”where thedimensionof a space is the total number of different parameters used for all possible objects considered in the model.

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