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(wŭn′dĭ-mĕn′shə-nəl, -dī-)
1. Having or existing in one dimension only.
2. Lacking depth; superficial.
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1. (Mathematics) maths having only one dimension and therefore showing only linear information such as length or width or height
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) censorious having a single focus; narrow and superficial
3. (Theatre) censorious having a single focus; narrow and superficial
4. (Film) censorious having a single focus; narrow and superficial
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1. having one dimension only.
2. having no depth or scope.
one′-dimensional′ity, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - 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" - of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension; "a linear measurement"
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Lacking in intellectual depth or thoroughness:
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