third dimension
noun Date: 1846 1. thickness, depth; also a dimension that adds the effect of solidity to a two-dimensional system 2. a quality that confers reality or lifelikeness <
night sounds that stick in the mind and give a third dimension to the memory — Adie Suehsdorf
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third-dimensional adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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