Definition of three-dimensional in English: three-dimensional
adjective 1 Having or appearing to have length, breadth, and depth.
‘a three-dimensional object’
More example sentences
‘Colorants and sculpting tools are used to create decorative three-dimensional forms.’ ‘If you watched for a couple of cycles you obtained a very clear idea of the three-dimensional structure of the station.’ ‘The pattern of X-ray diffraction reveals the three-dimensional structure of the protein.’ ‘The refraction of the light also gives the moon a three-dimensional appearance.’ ‘A crystalline solid is a solid consisting of atoms arranged in an orderly three-dimensional matrix.’ ‘The curtain wall is extra deep in profile to give it a more three-dimensional appearance.’ ‘It is neither a disembodied image like painting nor a fully three-dimensional object like sculpture.’ ‘Lone pairs of electrons play a critical role in determining the three-dimensional shape of molecules.’ ‘Each set of atomic coordinates for a model was placed within a three-dimensional grid of cubes.’ ‘We map each configuration on a number of rectangular three-dimensional grids as follows.’ ‘A hologram is a three-dimensional image produced by a laser beam.’ ‘Those topographic features scatter ambient light in such a way that a three-dimensional image appears.’ ‘This is the first solid figure, the three-dimensional form of the triangle.’ ‘The visual impact is heightened and given greater depth in some of the paintings by creating a three-dimensional effect.’ ‘It commonly appears as a spongy mass because of the three-dimensional meshwork.’ ‘The fibrils appear to be three-dimensional and interlocking and to consist of fibrillar bundles.’ ‘An ionic compound is composed of a network of ions that results in a three-dimensional matrix of cations and anions.’ ‘As space is three-dimensional, he went on to experiment with three-dimensional geometric solids.’ ‘As I sat on a bench in the huge courtyard, admiring the myriads of rose gardens, a three-dimensional vision suddenly appeared.’ ‘If you look at a needle it looks like a one-dimensional line from a long distance, but really it's three-dimensional.’ Synonyms
solid , concrete, having depth, sculptural, rounded
stereoscopic , stereographic, stereo-, virtual, holographic, perspective, pop-up
axonometric , orthorhombic
View synonyms 1.1 (of a literary or dramatic work) sufficiently full in characterization and representation of events to be believable.
Example sentences
‘He gives the character his fullest opportunity to be seen as a three-dimensional hero.’ ‘She plays the film like a farce, but finds the real, three-dimensional character in Julia.’ ‘It will come as no surprise that the movie fails to provide any three-dimensional characters.’ ‘In a way Ebenezer is the first really three-dimensional character you come across.’ ‘With the my latest film, I decided to change all that by making the characters more three-dimensional.’ ‘This helped make the characters three-dimensional for me a lot of times.’ ‘Some of the overt sexuality helped to show these women as complete, three-dimensional characters.’ ‘The film takes the time to develop its characters into three-dimensional entities.’ ‘Lizzie appealed to the 30-year-old actress because the character is equally three-dimensional.’ Pronunciation three-dimensional /ˌTHrēdəˈmen(t)SH(ə)n(ə)l/