3-D

noun
1. a movie with images having three dimensional form or appearance
Syn: ↑three-D, ↑3D
Hypernyms:
2. having a three-dimensional form or appearance
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aren't dreams always in 3-D?

Syn: ↑three-D, ↑3D
Hypernyms: ↑appearance

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I. \\ˈthrē|dē\ adjective
Etymology: D abbreviation of dimensional
II. \\ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷\ noun
: the three-dimensional form or a picture produced in it

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/three"dee"/, adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or representing something in three dimensions; three-dimensional: 3-D movies.
n.
2. a three-dimensional form or appearance: My dreams are always in 3-D.
[1930-35, Amer.]

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3-D
Three-dimensional (see ↑dimension)
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Main Entry:D

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3-Dr three-D «THREE DEE», adjective, noun. Informal.
–adj.
three-dimensional; stereoscopic: »

... a 3-D microscope which magnifies clearly and exactly the characteristics of blood cells (Newsweek).

–n.
1. a three-dimensional form: »

to see an image in 3-D.

2. a photographic or optical system or process that produces three-dimensional images.

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/ˈθriːˈdiː/ noun
in 3-D
: made in a way that causes an image to appear to be three-dimensional

The movie is in 3-D.

3-D adj

a 3-D painting

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3-D [3-D] (also three-D) noun [U]
(in films) the quality of appearing to have three ↑dimensions, i.e. depth as well as length and width. Audiences for 3-D films have to wear special glasses to get the proper effect. The process for making such films was invented in 1936 but not used by ↑Hollywood until the 1950s. Popular 3-D films included House of Wax (1953) and Hondo (1953). Since the middle of the 1990s, many 3-D films have been produced for showing in IMAX cinemas (= a type of cinema that shows films on a very large screen).
See also:three-D

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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