Data Warehouse Management
The information is "multidimensional", if the data can be seen as depending on several independent variables. This means for the user that it can be visualized in grids: information is typically displayed in cross-tabs, and tools provide the ability to pivot the axes of the cross-tabulation. For example, "revenue" is multidimensional information if viewed as a function of a set of dimensions, e.g., product, time, and delivery organisation.
[vgl. Data Warehouse Management Using SAP BW, Prosser/Ossimitz (2001)]