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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He was named a Pro Bowl alternate and coach Bill O’Brien and his staff are trying to tailor the offense to take advantage of Watson’s multidimensional arsenal. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions eager to practice against Texans dual-threat QB Deshaun Watson," 13 Aug. 2019 The murals are intentionally painted with distortion to give a multidimensional effect. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Ponds of Brookfield ice rink is now home to 3D murals made by a world-renowned street artist," 13 Sep. 2019 There has been some debate in the comments section regarding an answer given by Michael, who treated the multidimensional figure purely mathematically and came up with an answer of less than 50 percent for a small, but not infinitesimal, change. Quanta Magazine, "Solution: ‘Which Forecasts Are True?’," 26 Oct. 2016 Last season, Love missed four games due to injury, having a multidimensional backup may be a nice luxury for San Jose State. C.j. Peterson, The Mercury News, "Takeaways: San Jose State allows Golden Hurricane to run right through them," 8 Sep. 2019 Between 2005-06 and 2015-16, the incidence of multidimensional poverty in India was almost halved, according to a report by the United Nations Development Programme. Ajay Gudavarthy, Quartz India, "Neoliberalism is killing the very idea of citizenship in India," 2 Sep. 2019 Not low-income, but struggling In May, the U.S. Census Bureau published a report exploring a new multidimensional poverty measure which uses the American Community Survey. Debra Brucker, The Conversation, "US poverty statistics ignore millions of struggling Americans," 24 June 2019 Kate Orff, a landscape architect, dismisses walls as one-dimensional attempts to solve multidimensional problems. The Economist, "Climate change is a remorseless threat to the world’s coasts," 17 Aug. 2019 Yuriko Kajiya’s Comtesse de Noailles, the fussy dame d’honneur whom the rule-weary, real-life queen derisively called Madame Etiquette, comes off as one of the court’s most interesting and multidimensional characters. Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle, "Melody Mennite powers Houston Ballet’s ‘Marie’," 17 June 2019

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1884, in the meaning defined above

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