Correct spelling, explanation: dimension is the correct spelling, because of Latin origins – dimensionem. Therefore we should write this word with s, although it may be mistaken with -tion ending due to pronunciation.
Dimention is however incorrect and dimension is the correct form.
Definition of dimension:
noun, in maths: property of space; characteristics of sth; measurement (length, width, and thickness)
Dimensions of the house were mistaken and we had to start the project from scratch.
There is a philosophical dimension in your poetry.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: this form is incorrect because the word dimension is spelled with s, not t, due to Latin origin. The misspelling may be caused by pronunciation, which is similar to words ending with -sion and -tion. Here, though,
dimention is incorrect and the correct form is dimension.
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