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

Other Words from multidimensional

multidimensionality \ ˌməl-​tē-​də-​ˌmen(t)-​shə-​ˈna-​lə-​tē How to pronounce multidimensional (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.

Examples of multidimensional in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the attention shifts toward the inside of a house, an unexpected multidimensional universe is revealed. Marta Balaga, Variety, 24 Nov. 2021 In 2022, this new type of marketing partner will enable CMOs to pursue intelligent creativity and produce multidimensional creative experiences that connect emotional, functional, and transactional marketing messages. Forrester, Forbes, 9 Nov. 2021 The word-embedding technique puts all the words of a language into a multidimensional galaxy where words often used together are close to each other, and those connections are represented by lines. Christoph Droesser, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Oct. 2021 These same conditions also provide an ideal opportunity to capture warm, dramatic and multidimensional photographs. Deanna Chandra, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Nov. 2021 Pausing to energize transformative leadership is a complex, multidimensional and challenging journey. Kevin Cashman, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 Actor, writer, director and trans icon Isabel Sandoval wants trans characters in film and TV to be layered, complex and multidimensional. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 15 Oct. 2021 Like them, Maid’s greatest strength is its multidimensional characters. Judy Berman, Time, 27 Sep. 2021 Since then, the now 25-year-old has been hellbent on mastering a monochromatic smoky eye look — think several shades of blue, green, or pink blended together for a multidimensional moment free of browns or blacks. Devon Abelman, Allure, 24 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of multidimensional

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Multidimensional.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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