Definition of two-dimensional in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌtuːdʌɪˈmɛnʃ(ə)n(ə)l/


1Having or appearing to have length and breadth but no depth: a two-dimensional object
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  • For example, paper might appear to be two-dimensional because it is so thin.
  • A shape is a flat, two-dimensional area having only length and width.
  • Assuming aggregation happens on the cell surface, we choose a two-dimensional hexagonal lattice.
1.1Lacking depth or substance; superficial: a nether world of two-dimensional heroes and villains
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  • It's very frustrating, because I get emotional invested in those two-dimensional characters.
  • They are largely two-dimensional, lacking psychological definition.
  • His deliberately two-dimensional characters are hilariously drawn to provide some much needed light relief to such an obviously calamitous tale.



Example sentences
  • He painted naturalistic works with elements of Cézanne's dashed surfaces, before adopting an expressive two-dimensionality before the First World War.
  • The two-dimensionality of ‘manga’ often results in an overall patterning and flattening of colors and shapes, which, according to Murakami, ‘provides a parallel space in which to escape from the pressures of society.’
  • They hit the ball so much harder and better than you can imagine - or than television's flat two-dimensionality can convey - that you will never again make the mistake of dismissing golf as ‘not a sport.’


Example sentences
  • When designing their gardens, most amateur landscapers direct their focus down, thinking two-dimensionally (width and depth) without taking into consideration that most plants grow - up!
  • Part painting, part relief, the 14 tile works, of varying dimensions, were a departure for an artist who is best known as a sculptor, although she has also worked two-dimensionally in recent years.
  • Younger artists looked for ways of either avoiding painting or, if operating two-dimensionally, of subverting it.

Words that rhyme with two-dimensional

ascensional, attentional, conventional, declensional, intentional, tensional, three-dimensional

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