multidimensional

adjective mul·ti·di·men·sion·al \ ˌməl-tē-də-ˈmench-nəl , -ˌtī- , -ˈmen(t)-shə-nᵊl \
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

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

multidimensionality

play \ˌməl-tē-də-ˌmen(t)-shə-ˈna-lə-tē, -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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1884

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