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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.
Previously lost 3-D Korean War Film to be released on Blu-ray for the first time.
The Newark Museum first used 3-D printing in 2011 with its Makerspace Lab, which also offers a number of other creation tools for visitors.
The global 3-D scanning market is estimated to grow from $2.06 billion in 2013 to $4.08 billion by 2018, at a CAGR of 14.6% from 2013 to 2018, according to a MarketsandMarkets report.
The first 3-D boom occurred in the early 1950s, as studios looked for new attractions to counter the popularity of television.
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Andrews in Scotland said that simply looking through a small hole is enough to experience 3-D, CNN reported.
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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.
The report, from IHS Research, is predicting a big boost for shipments of 3-D TVs -- a 463 percent increase to reach 23.4 million units in 2011.