Meaning of two-dimensional


Pronunciation: (t'di-men'shu-nl, -dī-), [key]
— 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: the two-dimensional structure of a painting.
  3. (in a literary work) shallow, unconvincing, or superficial in execution: a novel having two-dimensional characters.
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