Size FAQs:


Q: Is size the magnitude or dimensions of a thing?

A: Yes, or how big something is.

Q: Is size to compare the size of a newly observed object with the size of a familiar object whose size is already known?

A: Yes.

Q: Is size a concept abstracted from the process of measuring by comparing a longer to a shorter""?

A: Yes, Size is determined by the process of comparing or measuring objects, which results in the determination of the magnitude of a quantity, such as length or mass, relative to a unit of measurement.

Q: Is size often described as being comparatively big and little, or large and small, although "big and little tend to carry affective and evaluative connotations, whereas large and small tend to refer only to the size of a thing"?

A: Yes, A wide range of other terms exist to describe things by their relative size, with small things being described for example as tiny, miniature, or minuscule, and large things being described as, for example, huge, gigantic, or enormous.

Q: Is size a measure of the size of a computer file?

A: Yes, and typically measured in bytes.

Q: Is size occasionally assigned to characteristics that do not have measurable dimensions?

A: Yes, such as the metaphorical reference to the size of a person's heart as a shorthand for describing their typical degree of kindness or generosity.

Q: Is size often applied to ideas that have no physical reality?

A: Yes.