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three–dimensional

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adjective three–di·men·sion·al \ˈthrē-də-ˈmench-nəl, -ˈmen(t)-shə-nəl also -dī-\

Simple Definition of three–dimensional

  • : having or seeming to have length, width, and depth

  • : having different qualities that are like the qualities of a real person

Full Definition of three–dimensional

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or having three dimensions

  2. 2 :  giving the illusion of depth or varying distances —used especially of an image or a pictorial representation on a two-dimensional medium when this illusion is enhanced by stereoscopic means

  3. 3 :  describing or being described in well-rounded completeness <a three–dimensional analysis of multiple historical processes — L. L. Snyder>

  4. 4 :  true to life :  lifelike

three–di·men·sion·al·i·ty play \-ˌmen(t)-shə-ˈna-lə-tē\ noun

1872

First Known Use of three–dimensional

1872


THREE–DIMENSIONAL Defined for Kids

three–dimensional

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adjective three–di·men·sion·al

Definition of three–dimensional

  1. 1 :  relating to or having the three dimensions of length, width, and height <A cube is three-dimensional.>

  2. 2 :  giving the appearance of depth or varying distances <a three-dimensional movie>




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