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or 3-D also three-D  (thrē′dē′)
A three-dimensional medium, display, or performance, especially a cinematic or graphic medium in three dimensions: They shot the movie in 3D.
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Noun1.3-D - a movie with images having three dimensional form or appearance3-D - a movie with images having three dimensional form or appearance
motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, film, picture show, flick, picture - a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
2.3-D - having a three-dimensional form or appearance3-D - having a three-dimensional form or appearance; "aren't dreams always in 3-D?"
appearance - a mental representation; "I tried to describe his appearance to the police"
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The Ziehm Vision RFD 3-D system combines two-dimensional and 3-D functionality into one device and can be used with surgical navigation products to guide instruments relative to a patient's anatomy.
One might look to the declining number of releases, plummeting box-office receipts, and spectacular failure of 3-D television (swiftly abandoned by the home-electronics industry in favor of high-definition 4K) as evidence for such an argument.
The first 3-D boom occurred in the early 1950s, as studios looked for new attractions to counter the popularity of television.
Andrews in Scotland said that simply looking through a small hole is enough to experience 3-D, CNN reported.
At most 3-D trail shoots, however, there are no backstops and the archers must estimate the distance to targets.
The tendency to approach 3-D film as a novelty used to draw audiences to the cinema with the promise of an unfamiliar (if not entirely new) optical experience has led to 3-D's peculiar historicization: the history of 3-D is constructed as a series of short-lived, unsustainable "crazes" that mark the decline and rise of the film industry and its profitability.
Predictably, 3-D has morphed over time into a contest of pure target-shooting skill and high-tech equipment.
But if digital 3-D is so revolutionary, it will need to go beyond fantasy and animated blockbusters to drama and live action comedy.
Performances of "Ice Age 3" and "Up" provide further evidence of 3-D's ability to boost the bottom line through the additional charge for a 3-D ticket.
If they feel that the identity of the brand is wholesome family entertainment, my question to them is why, then, did they send 3-D projectors to multiplexes?
The 3-D ammo shot well, fired every time I pulled the trigger and was clean to shoot.
For a biz so focused on the booming potential of digital 3-D, Hollywood's studios--and the exhibs--are looking decidedly myopic.