three-dimensional

adjective three-di·men·sion·al \ ˈthrē-də-ˈmench-nəl , -ˈmen(t)-shə-nᵊl also -dī- \

Definition of three-dimensional

1 : of, relating to, or having three dimensions
2 : giving the illusion of depth or varying distances used especially of an image or a pictorial representation on a two-dimensional medium when this illusion is enhanced by stereoscopic means
3 : describing or being described in well-rounded completeness
  • a three-dimensional analysis of multiple historical processes
  • —L. L. Snyder
4 : true to life : lifelike

three-dimensionality

play \ˈthrē-də-ˌmen(t)-shə-ˈna-lə-tē\ noun

First Known Use of three-dimensional

1872

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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THREE-DIMENSIONAL Defined for English Language Learners

three-dimensional

Definition of three-dimensional for English Language Learners

  • : having or seeming to have length, width, and depth

  • : having different qualities that are like the qualities of a real person


THREE-DIMENSIONAL Defined for Kids

three-dimensional

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Definition of three-dimensional for Students

1 : relating to or having the three dimensions of length, width, and height
  • A cube is three-dimensional.
2 : giving the appearance of depth or varying distances
  • a three-dimensional movie


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