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1Having or appearing to have length and breadth but no depth.
‘In principle there are infinitely many three-dimensional forms that could correspond to a given two-dimensional perspective picture.’
‘For example, paper might appear to be two-dimensional because it is so thin.’
‘It offers a more useful visualization device than the traditional two-dimensional diagrams of inputs and outputs.’
‘The painting was cartoon-like, very flat and two-dimensional, exuding comic flair and hilarity.’
‘The computer collects signals from different depths and combines them to make a two-dimensional image of the skin.’
‘When people think of two-dimensional art, they usually think of work done in oil, watercolor, pastel or charcoal.’
‘Assuming aggregation happens on the cell surface, we choose a two-dimensional hexagonal lattice.’
‘After looking at two-dimensional patterns made up of red and white squares and triangles, you have to reproduce these patterns using cubes with red and white faces.’
‘The same two-dimensional model could consistently describe the data from both men and women.’
‘Byzantine art is often criticized as flat, two-dimensional, hieratic, and unchanging.’
‘The simulations have evolved from two-dimensional models and solutions to three-dimensional ones.’
‘The influence of two-dimensional Japanese art is clearly visible.’
‘We all think of a line segment as being one-dimensional, a square two-dimensional and a cube three-dimensional, but what does this really mean?’
‘When asked to identify a cube illustrated on a two-dimensional computer screen, for example, Mr. May failed.’
‘The second space included ceramic and two-dimensional work made while he taught in Alfred, N.Y.’
‘Eight glossily painted, two-dimensional wooden horses hinged to one another stretched across the room.’
‘Since they were interested in the entire stem they applied a two-dimensional cylindrical symmetrical model.’
‘A shape is a flat, two-dimensional area having only length and width.’
‘Because the net is two-dimensional, it can easily be visualized.’
‘The envelope expresses texture and depth not through carving, but through two-dimensional patterns on the skin.’
1.1Lacking depth or substance; superficial.
‘a nether world of two-dimensional heroes and villains’
‘Okay, a couple of the characters were two-dimensional, but I can forgive that in an animated feature.’
‘He is the phantom actor behind the self-consciously performative tics of his otherwise two-dimensional characters.’