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Of, relating to, or having several dimensions.

mul′ti·di·men′sion·al′i·ty (-shə-năl′ĭ-tē) n.


1. having many aspects or facets
2. having many physical dimensions


(ˌmʌl ti dɪˈmɛn ʃə nl, ˌmʌl taɪ-)

1. having more than two dimensions.
2. exhibiting many diverse characteristics: a fascinating teacher with a multidimensional personality.
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Adj.1.multidimensional - having or involving or marked by several dimensions or aspects; "multidimensional problems"; "a multidimensional proposition"; "a multidimensional personality"
one-dimensional, unidimensional - relating to a single dimension or aspect; having no depth or scope; "a prose statement of fact is unidimensional, its value being measured wholly in terms of its truth"- Mary Sheehan; "a novel with one-dimensional characters"


[ˌmʌltɪdɪˈmenʃənl] ADJmultidimensional
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