Definition of one-dimensional in English:



  • 1Having or relating to a single dimension.

    ‘one-dimensional curves’
    • ‘A lot of players are coached in the one-dimensional form.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We apply one-dimensional, cylindrical symmetrical mass transport equations for a single refilling vessel.’
    • ‘As latitude is the only dimension used, these are one-dimensional models.’
    • ‘In one-dimensional Clobber, stones are arranged in a single row or column.’
    • ‘And, sorry to be petty, but the right-left political model is actually one-dimensional, not two dimensional.’
    • ‘Normally, a ski jump is a relatively one-dimensional technical building, laid out for a single purpose.’
    1. 1.1Lacking depth; superficial.
      ‘the supporting roles are alarmingly one-dimensional creations’
      • ‘It is believed that they were kept hidden from the public by Victorian scholars, so as to create a one-dimensional view of Britain's most famous naval leader.’
      • ‘Don't get me wrong, this record has enough hot beats and club appeal to get by, but the lyrics are just super derivative and one-dimensional.’
      • ‘He's a bit one-dimensional, but when that one dimension is scoring, it's worth a look.’
      • ‘The fact is, most batterers are not one-dimensional ogres.’
      • ‘I'd be lying if I said the album had something for everyone - it's too one-dimensional for that.’
      • ‘Actually, I've just looked again, and I think it's a one-dimensional, crude word-play one-gag site.’
      • ‘But we're restless people, we're never gonna be satisfied with something so one-dimensional.’
      • ‘They almost become one-dimensional to an extent, because they are so focused on that specific type of music that it's hard for them to branch out.’
      • ‘The two actors have got killer pipes and the acting chops to give depth to otherwise one-dimensional characters.’
      • ‘Unfortunately, this faux-punk foursome comes off as just as one-dimensional as their teenybopper targets.’
      • ‘There are, without doubt, as many socially one-dimensional men as there are women, but I have yet to find them in the same quantities.’
      • ‘What happens as a result is you begin to see these people, not as real people, but as flat, one-dimensional type of people.’
      • ‘A one-dimensional and predictable song structure spewed rock clichés at me with teenage nonchalance and abandon.’
      • ‘The album is slightly tedious and sometimes one-dimensional.’
      • ‘But aside from the occasional wobble in his unrelenting vampirophobia, he's a bit… one-dimensional.’
      • ‘Considering how one-dimensional the persona is he does a pretty good job of it, aided by the cast of thousands and a script with pretty good taste in bad taste.’
      • ‘But the characters are mostly one-dimensional stereotypes with little engaging depth.’
      • ‘The strength of female characterisation is a joy - though not extended to the men, who appear merely as feckless one-dimensional sex objects.’
      • ‘Sorry, but Bugs was a one-dimensional, predictable rabbit who had not a redeeming bone in his entire scrawny body.’
      • ‘But they serve only as one-dimensional villains or as comic relief.’