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three-dimensional

[three-di-men-shuh-nl, -dahy-] /ˈθri dɪˈmɛn ʃə nl, -daɪ-/
adjective
1.
having, or seeming to have, the dimension of depth as well as width and height.
2.
(especially in a literary work) fully developed:
The story came alive chiefly because the characters were vividly three-dimensional.
Origin of three-dimensional
1890-1895
1890-95
Related forms
threedimensionality, noun
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  • We see only three-dimensional sections of them, which are spheres.

    The Einstein See-Saw Miles John Breuer
  • It is no more the fourth dimension than a shadow is three-dimensional.

    Hellhounds of the Cosmos Clifford Donald Simak
  • But Mr. Bragdon, being both a mathematician and a poet, does not stop at three-dimensional existence.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • They refer to it as a chart, but it's three-dimensional and almost incredible.

    Skylark Three Edward Elmer Smith
  • The headsets are stereoscopic transmitters, taking or receiving a three-dimensional view.

    Skylark Three Edward Elmer Smith
British Dictionary definitions for three-dimensional

three-dimensional

adjective
1.
of, having, or relating to three dimensions: three-dimensional space
2.
(of a film, transparency, etc) simulating the effect of depth by presenting slightly different views of a scene to each eye
3.
having volume
4.
lifelike or real
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