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[three-di-men-shuh-nl, -dahy-] /ˈθri dɪˈmɛn ʃə nl, -daɪ-/
having, or seeming to have, the dimension of depth as well as width and height.
(especially in a literary work) fully developed:
The story came alive chiefly because the characters were vividly three-dimensional.
Origin of three-dimensional
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threedimensionality, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for three-dimensional


of, having, or relating to three dimensions: three-dimensional space
(of a film, transparency, etc) simulating the effect of depth by presenting slightly different views of a scene to each eye
having volume
lifelike or real
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