|(programming)||DIM statement - (From "dimension") A keyword in most versions
of the BASIC programming language that declares the size of
an array. E.g.|
declares a one-dimensional array with 101 numeric elements (including A(0)).
Visual Basic uses the DIM (or "Dim") statement for any variable declaration, even scalars, e.g.
Dim DepartmentNumber As Integer
which declares a single (scalar) variable of type Integer.