fourth dimension
noun Date: 1875 1. a dimension in addition to length, breadth, and depth; specifically a coordinate in addition to three rectangular coordinates especially when interpreted as the time coordinate in a space-time continuum 2. something outside the range of ordinary experience • fourth-dimensional adjective

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