From: Paul Giaccone (paulg_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-06-07 07:16:44
Andy Little wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> "Paul A Bristow" <pbristow_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>> | -----Original Message-----
>> 3 dimensionful is a new word on me - dimensioned (opposite of
> OK. It look like I'm not going to get away with adding words to the English
> language :-)
> Does 'dimensioned' adequately convey "not including dimensionless"? Or is it
> inclusive of that?
I'm not planning to submit a review, but I'd just like to answer this
point, if no one has already:
"Dimensioned" and "dimensionless" are mutually exclusive. "Dimensioned"
means "having a dimension" (eg, the speed of light) and "dimensionless"
means "having no dimension" (eg, pi) . These are the words used, and
these are the meanings attributed to them, so yes, "dimensioned"
adequately conveys "not including dimensionless".
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