Definition of three-dimensional in English:

three-dimensional

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adjective

1Having or appearing to have length, breadth, and depth: a three-dimensional object
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  • Those topographic features scatter ambient light in such a way that a three-dimensional image appears.
  • The fibrils appear to be three-dimensional and interlocking and to consist of fibrillar bundles.
  • As I sat on a bench in the huge courtyard, admiring the myriads of rose gardens, a three-dimensional vision suddenly appeared.
Synonyms
solid, concrete, having depth, sculptural, rounded; stereoscopic, stereographic, stereo-, virtual, holographic, perspective, pop-up
1.1(Of a literary or dramatic work) sufficiently full in characterization and representation of events to be believable: the drama is never anything less than three-dimensional
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  • This helped make the characters three-dimensional for me a lot of times.
  • With the my latest film, I decided to change all that by making the characters more three-dimensional.
  • Some of the overt sexuality helped to show these women as complete, three-dimensional characters.

Derivatives

three-dimensionality

noun
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  • These dramas assume that their characters, although often wrong-headed and representative of flawed systems, have dignity and three-dimensionality.
  • The etchings are details of digitally recorded images - fragments of texture, leaves, patterns, visual shapes given three-dimensionality through the print.
  • The clarity of the metallic sculptures and the resulting illusion of three-dimensionality made me want to reach into the print and stroke them.

three-dimensionally

adverb
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  • But my situation has allowed me to see more points of view than just one, to see three-dimensionally.
  • The anatomy of the operating area is assessed and displayed accurately and three-dimensionally.
  • The most informative specimens were three-dimensionally preserved trunks with leafy shoots still attached.

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