Properly speaking TARDISes are best described as "spaces," rather than "objects." Most TARDISes are Dimensionally Transcendental, meaning that they are bigger on the inside than the outside. This effect is achieved by making a TARDIS's interior a quasi-dimensional continuum located outside of Time. This Micro-Universe is created using Transcendental Block-Transfer Equations that don't interface with Normal Space in a traditional way. Crewmembers will find that for every month they spend inside a TARDIS they will age slightly less then a week.
Dimensional Transcendentalism is achieved using the Relative Dimensional Stabilizer, which time maps the para-dimensional interior though null-space and the Vortex and onto the Exo-Chronoplasmic Shell's exterior outlet. This Time Mapping forms the Dimensional Gateway. The dimensionally transcendental nature of a TARDIS can be thought of as a hypercube (i.e. a 4 dimensional square).
A TARDIS's interior is composed of a complex web of bio-mathematics and exitonics with a finite multi-dimensional mass, which usually totals about 68 thousand metric tons. Since the mass of unused rooms can be converted into energy it is possible that a TARDIS creates extra rooms to serve as an auxiliary power source. The great size of a TARDIS interior is also rumoured to be linked to the vast depths and capabilities of a Time Lord's mind. While a TARDIS's minimum interior volume is about the size of an atom, its maximum volume is about one trillion cubic kilometers. In such a state one could walk for 10,000 years with only a few hours of rest a day and never reach the end. The total volume of rooms and corridors of a Type 40 TARDIS has been described as being about the size of a small town. It's also been described at being at least twice the size of San Francisco's Chinatown at the beginning of the 21st century. There are at least 12 levels and the interior of a TARDIS is incapable of holding an object that is several miles across without extensive block-transfer modifications. A fully guided tour of a Type 40 TARDIS could take a couple of years. Since the interior of a TARDIS is a Micro-Universe, if one sets off in one direction, one will eventually return to one's point of origin. For this reason a TARDIS could (like the N-Space Universe) be considered practically "infinite."
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