multidimensional

adjective

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

Example Sentences

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multidimensional was in 1884

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“Multidimensional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multidimensional. Accessed 29 May. 2023.

Kids Definition

multidimensional

adjective
mul·​ti·​di·​men·​sion·​al
ˌməl-ti-də-ˈmənch-nəl,
-ˈmenchən-ᵊl
: made up of or involving two or more dimensions

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