three-dimensional meaning, three-dimensional definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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1       adj   A three-dimensional object is solid rather than flat, because it can be measured in three different directions, usually the height, length, and width. The abbreviation 3-D can also be used.  
...a three-dimensional model.     
2       adj   A three-dimensional picture, image, or film looks as though it is deep or solid rather than flat. The abbreviation 3-D can also be used. software, which generates both two-dimensional drawings and three-dimensional images.     
3       adj   If you describe fictional characters as three-dimensional you mean that they seem real and natural.,   (approval)    She emerges as a full, three-dimensional character in a way that few horror genre heroines ever do.     
4       adj   Three-dimensional art or design is produced by carving or shaping stone, wood, clay, or other materials. The abbreviation 3-D can also be used.  
ADJ n  
...a degree in three-dimensional art.     
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