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third dimension

noun
1.
the additional dimension by which a solid object is distinguished from a planar projection of itself or from any planar object.
2.
something that heightens the reality, vividness, or significance of a factual account, sequence of happenings, etc.:
The illustrations added a third dimension to the story.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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Examples from the web for third dimension
  • Great example of extending technology for energy generation into the third dimension.
  • Something about that third dimension brings games to life.
  • He brings the third dimension into play not only in action sequences but as an enlargement of everyday life.
  • But it does not avoid the watery fate that commonly befalls good cartoons that are dragged into the third dimension.
British Dictionary definitions for third dimension

third dimension

noun
1.
the additional dimension by which a solid object may be distinguished from a two-dimensional drawing or picture of it or from any planar object
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