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DIMENSION

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Definition:
A statistical concept used, in combination with other statistical concepts, to identify a statistical series or single observations.

Context:
The equivalence between two units of measure is determined by the existence of an invertible transformation of one set of units to the other. This means that two units of measure have the same dimensionality if there is a function that maps values in one unit of measure to values in the other and the inverse of the function maps values in the second units back to values in the first.

In the GESMES/TS context, "dimension" is a coded statistical concept used (most probably together with other coded statistical concepts) to identify a time series, e.g. a statistical concept indicating a certain economic activity or a geographical reference area. (European Central Bank (ECB), Bank for International Settlement (BIS), Eurostat, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), "GESMES/TS User Guide", Release 3.00, February, 2003; unpublished on paper).

Source Publication:
Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) - BIS, ECB, Eurostat, IBRD, IMF, OECD and UNSD - Metadata Common Vocabulary.

Cross References:
Code list
GESMES TS
Key (time series or sibling group)
Key family
Key structure
Statistical concept
Unit of measure

Hyperlink:
http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/docserver/download/3008121e.pdf?expires=1370879218&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=A0164123FFCBB36FFB9ECB7BF9678FE6

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, June 10, 2013