: relating to or having four dimensions
four-dimensional space-time continuum
especially : consisting of or relating to elements requiring four coordinates to determine them

Examples of four-dimensional in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What would Madonna look like as a Bond villain, playing four-dimensional chess and always being 12 steps ahead of Al. Tyler Coates, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Aug. 2023 So what does the optimal packing of n four-dimensional balls in four-dimensional space look like? Manon Bischoff, Scientific American, 6 June 2023 One demonstration in the study involved increasing the intensity of the smell generated as a woman in a four-dimensional movie brought a rose up to her nose. Simon Makin, Scientific American, 9 May 2023 The project's metaphoric world is expertly made four-dimensional on its accompanying tour, which blends tracks from Playgirl and her debut album High Highs and Low Lows with colorful visuals for a unique, high-energy experience. Jack Irvin, Peoplemag, 5 May 2023 In 1912 Einstein asked an old classmate to help him with the complicated mathematics that might describe a curved and warped four-dimensional spacetime. Walter Isaacson, Scientific American, 1 Sep. 2015

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of four-dimensional was in 1880

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Cite this Entry

“Four-dimensional.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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