# Size

magnitude or dimension of a thing; concept abstracted from the process of measuring by comparing a longer to a shorter or vice versa
(Redirected from Small)
This dot is small. This box is big.

The size of something is how much space the thing takes. It can also be described as how big or small something is.

Sizes can be measured. When a size is measured, it is given a number.[1] for comparison.

It can be measured with different types of systems, example: the metric system.

Metric: 1 cm= 10 mm, 1m= 100cm, 1km= 1000m and so on...

## Words for sizes

little
smaller/little is very small, as in short.
• small means "little"
• very small means "tiny"
big
bigger/large is very big, as in long or tall.
• big means "large"
• very big means "huge"

Small and big are opposites. (There are more words for big and little, examples are: gigantic, microscopic, short, tall, etc)

## Examples

Example 1
• A yellow box is 2 metres long, 3 metres wide and 1 metre deep. The box has a volume of 6 cubic metres.
• A green box is 3 metres long, 3 metres wide and 1 metre deep. The size of the green box is 9 cubic metres.
The green box is larger in size than the yellow box.
Example 2
• A red box is 2 feet long, 3 feet wide and 1 foot deep. The box has a volume of 6 cubic feet.
• A blue box is 3 feet long, 3 feet wide and 1 foot deep. The size of the blue box is 9 cubic feet.
The blue box is larger in size than the red box.

## Notes

1. The size of an object might also be described by several numbers.