What is a word to encompass an object's x location, y location, width or height? Basically the word (if it exists) could mean either its location or size. It would probably have to be rather vague.
Wiktionary's sense 3 of geometry is suitable:
the spatial attributes of an object
That is the sense used in X Window System geometry specifications, which may specify width, height, x-offset, and y-offset, or may specify width and height.
Sounds like "coordinates" might be a possible - at least with respect to position as noted by X, Y, and Z axes. Those are spatial. Height and width are dimensional.
On a side note, the machine used in the Dr Who series is called "TARDIS," which stands for "time and dimensions in space."
I've never heard of a word that can mean both. I would use 'position' or 'location' for an object's coordinates, and 'dimensions' for height, length, width. The logical problem with combining those 2 properties into a single word is that a location is a point (zero dimensions), whereas the size is at least 1-dimensional (for lengths), up to 3-dimensional for bodies.
protected by MetaEd Oct 25 '17 at 20:54
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