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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Other Words from multidimensional

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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Recent Examples on the Web Edim, founder of WRBG, said reading lists are curated with careful intention to ensure that the multidimensional Black women are represented. NBC News, "'Seen, known and heard': Black readers find education and healing in book clubs," 5 Nov. 2020 Lizzo credited her new look to celebrity hair stylist Shelby Swain, and shared a clip on her Instagram Story of Swain dyeing the wig to create that stunning, multidimensional red. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Lizzo Looks Stunning With Bright Red Hair and Bangs," 26 Oct. 2020 Slowly roasting grapes softens their skins, pulls out some of their juices and brings out their multidimensional flavors. Washington Post, "Roast, stew or poach grapes in 8 recipes fit for fall," 14 Oct. 2020 Hippolyta, on the other hand, is terrified and only tethered to this multidimensional existence through a purple substance implanted in her forearm. Ariana Romero,, "Lovecraft Country Episode 7 Recap: Is This Real Life, Hippolyta? Or Is This Just Fantasy," 28 Sep. 2020 Fighting wildfires is a multidimensional logistical hell with the challenge of mapping fast-moving flames in rugged terrain at its tangled heart. Tom Simonite, Wired, "The National Guard’s Fire-Mapping Drones Get an AI Upgrade," 29 Sep. 2020 While Glenn’s up-tempo, multidimensional offense isn’t what longtime Shamrock followers nor opponents are used to seeing, there’s been an immediate positive response from the players, especially from quarterback Declan Byle. Wright Wilson, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Catholic Central QB Declan Byle shines as Shamrocks show they can throw, too," 27 Sep. 2020 Stylist Chris Appleton shared a snap of Lopez with a short curly bob, in a multidimensional honey blonde shade. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Jennifer Lopez Transformed Her Hair for Fall With a Short Curly Bob," 22 Sep. 2020 Which is not to say that Doshi’s buildings are not beautiful — only that their beauty is richly multidimensional, taking into account local climate, materials and customs as well as a building’s surroundings and users' needs. Blair Kamin,, "Column: A renowned Indian architect gets a Chicago showcase as Lincoln Park gallery celebrates Doshi’s humanistic designs," 18 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of multidimensional

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Multidimensional.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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