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English definition of “two-dimensional”

two-dimensional

adjective uk   /ˌtuː.daɪˈmen.ʃən.əl/ us  

two-dimensional adjective (SHAPE)

flat, having width and length but not depthGeometrical shapesSpherical, circular and annular objects

two-dimensional adjective (TOO SIMPLE)

disapproving A person or story that is two-dimensional is too simple, showing little deep, serious thought, or understanding: I didn't believe in any of the characters in the book - they were somehow two-dimensional.Crude and basic
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