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.

Examples of multidimensional in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In their latest adventure, one intrepid Rabbid goes on a multidimensional adventure via the Time Washing Machine. Gieson Cacho, The Mercury News, 13 June 2024 For her and the others who loved and lost Farber Dulos, the magnitude of the grief is multidimensional. Taylor Hartz, Hartford Courant, 30 May 2024 Giving them new ways to explore multidimensional space and different paths to create engaging soundscapes puts more tools in their arsenal. Ben Croll, Variety, 21 May 2024 Caught off guard by the Allies’ most formidable weapon, the deutsche mark pegged to the dollar, the Soviets had blockaded Berlin and set themselves up for a multidimensional demonstration of Western supremacy, the Berlin airlift. Thomas Meaney, Harper's Magazine, 26 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for multidimensional 

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 22 Jun. 2024.

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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