mul·​ti·​di·​men·​sion·​al | \ ˌməl-tē-də-ˈmench-nəl How to pronounce multidimensional (audio) , -ˌtī-, -ˈmen(t)-shə-nᵊl\

Definition of multidimensional

: having or relating to multiple dimensions or aspects multidimensional calculus Such multidimensional spaces are, of course, impossible to draw in our ordinary space. But scientists can draw a two- or three-dimensional cross section of a multidimensional space …— John Briggs and F. David Peat … a combination of services that result in a multidimensional approach to education …— Corrine E. Munoz-Plaza et al. … he shows us both the inner and outer lives of the athletes, transforming them from heroes or villains into the kind of multidimensional characters you expect to find in good fiction.— Bill Ott

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multidimensionality \ ˌməl-​tē-​də-​ˌmen(t)-​shə-​ˈna-​lə-​tē How to pronounce multidimensionality (audio) , -​ˌtī-​ \ noun
Due to the multidimensionality of grief, with its physical, emotional, and psychological expression … clinical symptoms of grief are often misinterpreted as symptoms of depression … . — Sara Sanders and Kathryn Betts Adams They noted that a theoretical understanding of the underlying processes can serve as a guide in navigating the multidimensionality, uncertainty, and complexity that is teaching. — Mike Yough et al.

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This appreciation for originality plays into Van Doran’s multidimensional approach. Vogue, "New York’s Coolest Matchmaker Shares Her Go-To Beauty Equation for Valentine’s Dates," 14 Feb. 2019 What Ton did here was to use his show as a platform for new, multidimensional talents, whatever their age, to shine. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Girl Crush Alert: Meet Five of the Beauties Tommy Ton Cast for His Womenswear Debut at Deveaux," 11 Sep. 2018 However, with the techniques and tools of precision powdering, your skin can be radiant and multidimensional while being shine-free. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Why You Should Always Apply Setting Powder With a Small Brush," 9 Nov. 2018 These lighter streaks are meant to create a multidimensional color effect. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "5 Tricky Beauty Techniques Made Easy," 12 Mar. 2012 Roy Williams’ top incoming freshman is Nassir Little, a 6-6 wing, is a multidimensional player who will fit in well right away. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "College basketball's super early 2018-19 preseason top 25 teams," 3 Apr. 2018 Unlike our mass on a spring, which has a single stable point, the brain operates on a multidimensional surface. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Oscillating brain goes regular before migraine pain hits," 15 Aug. 2018 In a multidimensional performance showing all the light and dark of the game, Neymar, 26, was the hero, the villain, the most graceful player in the stadium and, for many, the most vexing. Andrew Keh, New York Times, "Brazil’s Joy Is Mexico’s Heartbreak in World Cup Knockout," 4 July 2018 The makeup artist has been known to strategically layer different highlighter hues to create multidimensional looks — and the results are borderline entrancing. Sophie Wirt, Allure, "How to Layer Your Highlighter For a Multidimensional Glow," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of multidimensional

1884, in the meaning defined above

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