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two-dimensional

[too-di-men-shuh-nl, -dahy-] /ˈtu dɪˈmɛn ʃə nl, -daɪ-/
adjective
1.
having the dimensions of height and width only:
a two-dimensional surface.
2.
(of a work of art) having its elements organized in terms of a flat surface, especially emphasizing the vertical and horizontal character of the picture plane:
the two-dimensional structure of a painting.
3.
(in a literary work) shallow, unconvincing, or superficial in execution:
a novel having two-dimensional characters.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
Related forms
two-dimensionality, noun
two-dimensionally, adverb
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  • The metal detector was a two dimensional scanner and the bullet was found.
  • The ants conceive of themselves living in a rather bewildering two dimensional world.
  • Take the case of a two dimensional world lie a sheet of paper.
  • They are both two dimensional as you only need two dimensions to indicate where on the surface they lie.
  • Or three-fingered, yellow-skinned two dimensional people that live in televisions.
  • Of course, the model is only two dimensional and does not account for complex flow behaviour such as vortex shedding.
  • We can be stimulated by a two dimensional image printed on a scrap of paper.
British Dictionary definitions for two dimensional

two-dimensional

adjective
1.
of, having, or relating to two dimensions, usually describable in terms of length and breadth or length and height
2.
lying on a plane; having an area but not enclosing any volume
3.
lacking in depth, as characters in a literary work
4.
(of painting or drawing) lacking the characteristics of form or depth
Derived Forms
two-dimensionality, noun
two-dimensionally, adverb
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