## Dimensions that are not space dimensions nor time dimensions.

Can dimensions exist that are not space dimensions nor time dimensions? I was just curious.

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 Well, I think those are the only two that describe our physical universe, yes. However, depending on your definition of exist, there are an infinite number of mathematical dimensions and conceptual dimensions.
 Do you not also need mass, length charge and temperature to complete the currently acknowledged set? edit to hasty in my list sorry.

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## Dimensions that are not space dimensions nor time dimensions.

 Quote by Studiot Do you not also need mass, length and temperature to complete the currently acknowledged set?
It's a terminology issue. Some don't consider time to be a dimension either, since it doesn't share the same properties as spacial dimensions. The state of an object can include many aspects which aren't related to dimensions, such as it's color.

In math or programming, dimensions are abstract and not required to be related to spacial dimensions. For example, each field in a database could be considered a dimension and as an index into some huge tensor.

 Any variable (number) can be said to be a "dimension". That's loosely the mathematical and true meaning of the word "dimension". In physics, it's just often assumed that "dimension" is short for "spatial dimension". This is not really a correct way to use the word.
 Recognitions: Gold Member As far as I know, spacetime is considered to consist of something like 11 or 12 dimensions. Since I am physically capable of experiencing only 4 of them, the rest just don't matter to me.

 Quote by Danger As far as I know, spacetime is considered to consist of something like 11 or 12 dimensions. Since I am physically capable of experiencing only 4 of them, the rest just don't matter to me.
We all fall into this special recognition of experience...trap.

One theory is the 5th dimension is all possibilities that occur in your 4th dimension. Specially you can kind of visualize that but tbh i think its a bit far off the real fabric of existance

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 Quote by Christov84 One theory is the 5th dimension
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Actually, I agree with you. I am not capable of experiencing more than the basic 4 dimensions, but that doesn't mean that I don't believe in others. My contention is that since a human brain is a 4-dimensional object, it is inherently incapable of "visualizing" other dimensions. That might not be correct, but I've never seen any evidence to the contrary.

 Quote by Danger I am not capable of experiencing more than the basic 4 dimensions...
You may well be experiencing them every waking moment, they may just be below the threshold of your macroscopic senses. Everytime you wave your arms, it may be passing through a half dozen of these tiny-curled up dimensions but the effect is too small for you to notice.

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 Quote by Dremmer Can dimensions exist that are not space dimensions nor time dimensions? I was just curious.
Yes. Theoretically, there can be dimensions that we cannot perceive, but can still affect us. Take this for example: Suppose we existed in a 2 dimensional world, and we had no concept of up or down. In essence, our universe would be a flat disk in which everything existed on its surface. Now suppose that the disk was moving in the 3rd dimension through some medium--that is, it was moving up or down. Such an act could cause forces that we would only perceive in two dimensions and could not explain.

That in mind, it is possible there's a 4th spatial dimension. Who's to say our universe is not hurtling through space along some imperceivable axis?

 Quote by Renaatier Yes. Theoretically, there can be dimensions that we cannot perceive, but can still affect us. Take this for example: Suppose we existed in a 2 dimensional world, and we had no concept of up or down. In essence, our universe would be a flat disk in which everything existed on its surface. Now suppose that the disk was moving in the 3rd dimension through some medium--that is, it was moving up or down. Such an act could cause forces that we would only perceive in two dimensions and could not explain. That in mind, it is possible there's a 4th spatial dimension. Who's to say our universe is not hurtling through space along some imperceivable axis?
When you use the example of a 2 dimensional world floating in a 3 dimensional medium, the 3rd dimension is of space and so does not explain the question :D

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