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two-di·men·sion·al

(to͞o′dĭ-mĕn′shə-nəl, -dī-)
adj.
1. Having only two dimensions, especially length and width.
2. Lacking the requisite or expected range or depth: a movie with two-dimensional characters.

two-dimensional

adj
1. (Mathematics) of, having, or relating to two dimensions, usually describable in terms of length and breadth or length and height
2. (Mathematics) lying on a plane; having an area but not enclosing any volume
3. lacking in depth, as characters in a literary work
4. (Art Terms) (of painting or drawing) lacking the characteristics of form or depth
ˈtwo-diˌmensionˈality n
ˌtwo-diˈmensionally adv

two′-dimen′sional



adj.
1. having the dimensions of height and width only: a two-dimensional surface.
2. (of a work of art) having its elements organized in terms of a flat surface, esp. emphasizing the vertical and horizontal character of the picture plane.
3. (of a literary work) superficial, as in character development.
[1895–1900]
two′-dimensional′ity, n.
two′-dimen′sionally, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.two-dimensional - involving two dimensionstwo-dimensional - involving two dimensions    
2.two-dimensional - lacking the expected range or depthtwo-dimensional - lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth; "a film with two-dimensional characters"; "a flat two-dimensional painting"
multidimensional - having or involving or marked by several dimensions or aspects; "multidimensional problems"; "a multidimensional proposition"; "a multidimensional personality"
Translations

two-dimensional

[ˈtudaɪˈmenʃənl] ADJbidimensional

two-dimensional

[ˌtuːdɪˈmɛnʃənl] adj
a. (Geom) → bidimensionale
b. (pej) (superficial, characters) → senza spessore
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