[ too-di-men-shuh-nl, -dahy- ]
/ ˈtu dɪˈmɛn ʃə nl, -daɪ- /
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having the dimensions of height and width only: a two-dimensional surface.
(of a work of art) having its elements organized in terms of a flat surface, especially emphasizing the vertical and horizontal character of the picture plane: the two-dimensional structure of a painting.
(in a literary work) shallow, unconvincing, or superficial in execution: a novel having two-dimensional characters.
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Origin of two-dimensional

First recorded in 1895–1900

OTHER WORDS FROM two-dimensional

two-di·men·sion·al·i·ty, nountwo-di·men·sion·al·ly, adverb
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How to use two-dimensional in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for two-dimensional


of, having, or relating to two dimensions, usually describable in terms of length and breadth or length and height
lying on a plane; having an area but not enclosing any volume
lacking in depth, as characters in a literary work
(of painting or drawing) lacking the characteristics of form or depth

Derived forms of two-dimensional

two-dimensionality, nountwo-dimensionally, adverb
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