two-dimensional figure


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Noun1.two-dimensional figure - a two-dimensional shapetwo-dimensional figure - a two-dimensional shape    
figure - a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
heart - a plane figure with rounded sides curving inward at the top and intersecting at the bottom; conventionally used on playing cards and valentines; "he drew a heart and called it a valentine"
polygon, polygonal shape - a closed plane figure bounded by straight sides
conic, conic section - (geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone
oblong - a plane figure that deviates from a square or circle due to elongation
hemicycle, semicircle - a plane figure with the shape of half a circle
sector - a plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle
star - a plane figure with 5 or more points; often used as an emblem
paraboloid - a surface having parabolic sections parallel to a single coordinate axis and elliptic sections perpendicular to that axis
ellipsoid - a surface whose plane sections are all ellipses or circles; "the Earth is an ellipsoid"
tree diagram, tree - a figure that branches from a single root; "genealogical tree"
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The role was a groundbreaking one in the sense that Fara was an empathetic Muslim working for the CIA and opposed to terrorism, while most characters identifiable as Muslims in films and television are terrorists, even though many are now portrayed with a depth of character and not simply as two-dimensional figures tossing bombs and spouting fury.
Unlike Murakami's DOB, with its wide-eyed, flat affect, these two-dimensional figures proudly announce the three-dimensionality of their hurt: They may look like paper dolls, but their wounds are spatial (the arrows puncture their flatness) and the spelling mistake ("fat lipp") adds texture.
At one point, the participants were asked to meet an experimental standard by determining which of five two-dimensional figures when folded would match a three-dimensional figure previously displayed.
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