


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Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), "GESMES/TS User Guide", Release 3.00, February, 2003; unpublished on paper).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.

Statistical
Theme: Methodological information (metadata) 
Glossary
Output Segments: 
SDMX

Created
on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 
Last
updated on Monday, June 10, 2013 












