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the physical dimensions of something, which tell how big or small it is, usually indicated by its height and width

a mixture of gelatine, alum and formaldehyde used to coat paper surfaces

â–  verb to calculate the size of something

COMMENT: Size is a mixture of resin and aluminium sulphate, added to paper pulp to make the paper stiff and less absorbent. Surface sizing is now standard practice on most paper and board. It increases surface strength, water resistance, stability of the dimensions of the paper, and gives a smooth surface for printing.



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