three-dimensional
adjective Date: 1872 1. of, relating to, or having three dimensions 2. giving the illusion of depth or varying distances — used especially of an image or a pictorial representation on a two-dimensional medium when this illusion is enhanced by stereoscopic means 3. describing or being described in well-rounded completeness <
a three-dimensional analysis of multiple historical processes — L. L. Snyder
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4. true to life ; lifelikethree-dimensionality noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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