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one-dimensional

Syllabification: one-di·men·sion·al
Pronunciation: /ˌwəndəˈmen(t)SH(ə)n(ə)l
 
, ˌwəndīˈmen(t)SH(ə)n(ə)l
 
/

Definition of one-dimensional in English:

adjective

1Having or relating to a single dimension: one-dimensional curves
More example sentences
  • In Fig 4B, the two populations have a single one-dimensional module in common.
  • Here, the hydrocarbon chains are, on average, directed to a single one-dimensional line.
  • And, sorry to be petty, but the right-left political model is actually one-dimensional, not two dimensional.
1.1Lacking depth; superficial: the supporting roles are alarmingly one-dimensional creations
More example sentences
  • The two actors have got killer pipes and the acting chops to give depth to otherwise one-dimensional characters.
  • But the characters are mostly one-dimensional stereotypes with little engaging depth.
  • He's a bit one-dimensional, but when that one dimension is scoring, it's worth a look.

Derivatives

one-dimensionality

1
noun
Example sentences
  • And while there was a significant lack of Black menace, I thought any shred of one-dimensionality was completely trumped in the scene in which Black tries to talk down Lupin from his transformation.
  • The one-dimensionality of the film wasn't helped by the fact that there wasn't any dialogue - the songs were entirely outside of the action, and thus couldn't add much to the story.
  • This is actually another strength of the film and the brief moments between the teens and their parents speak volumes without descending into cliché or one-dimensionality.

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