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[fawr-di-men-shuh-nl, fohr-] /ˈfɔr dɪˈmɛn ʃə nl, ˈfoʊr-/
adjective, Mathematics.
of a space having points, or a set having elements, which require four coordinates for their unique determination.
Origin of four-dimensional
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • You must remember we're working in a four-dimensional medium.

    Empire Clifford Donald Simak
  • Neither has matter nor life any inclination or potency to behave in a four-dimensional manner.

    The Mystery of Space Robert T. Browne
  • Apparently sleep is unnecessary in the higher—the four-dimensional—body.

    Day and Night Stories Algernon Blackwood
  • "Well, as far as we know, we live in a four-dimensional universe," the colonel started.

    Crossroads of Destiny Henry Beam Piper
  • Our material universe is merely the intersection of tangled world lines of geodesics in a four-dimensional continuum.

  • I regret that it has been necessary for me in this lecture to administer such a large dose of four-dimensional geometry.

    The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead
  • Thus there are three types of parallelograms in the four-dimensional manifold of event-particles.

    The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead
  • Attempts have been made to construct drawings and models showing a four-dimensional body.

  • Since an event is four-dimensional, the boundary of an event is a three-dimensional manifold.

    The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead
British Dictionary definitions for four-dimensional


having or specified by four dimensions, esp the three spatial dimensions and the dimension of time: a four-dimensional continuum
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