variants or less commonly 3-D
: a three-dimensional form
also : an image or a picture produced in it
3D adjective
or less commonly 3-D
a 3D movie
3D printing

Word History


D, abbreviation of dimensional

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of 3D was in 1951

Dictionary Entries Near 3D

Cite this Entry

“3D.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


: the three-dimensional form or a picture produced in it
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