Definitions for "Dimensional Weight"
The weight calculated by measuring the length x width x height of a package: used when calculating the rate of oversized pieces.
Dimensional weight is based on the overall size of an object and relates to the additional cost of transporting light but sizeable items..
A calculation of a shipment's weight based on the IATA volumetric standard instead of its actual weight. Dimensional weight is calculated by multiplying the length x height x width and dividing by 166 pounds (if multiplied in inches) or by 6,000 kilograms (if multiplied in centimetres).