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/ˈtu dɪˈmɛn ʃə nl, -daɪ-/
having the dimensions of height and width only:
a two-dimensional surface.
(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.
(in a literary work) shallow, unconvincing, or superficial in execution:
a novel having two-dimensional characters.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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It eliminates the stereoscopic effect and puts you on the same
plane as the photograph.
plane, except that it curves and twists and after a while suddenly falls off into thin air.
When an air-traffic controller looks at his radar, he sees a
picture of where the planes in his sector are.
space, a geodesic is a straight line.
To figure it out, physicists have tried their hand at the special case of
It is important to appreciate that three-dimensional space is to be compared with the
surface of the balloon.
The problem is that genealogies aren't
, so any attempt to put them on paper is more or less doomed from the start.
Another basic point of difference is its essentially
When the human brain was evolving, such stimuli would not have been
The first run was a rough and ready
screening designed to work out which pieces contained interesting inclusions.
British Dictionary definitions for
of, having, or relating to two dimensions, usually describable in terms of length and breadth or length and height
lying on a plane; having an area but not enclosing any volume
lacking in depth, as characters in a literary work
(of painting or drawing) lacking the characteristics of form or depth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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