- noun1. a movie with images having three dimensional form or appearance• Hypernyms:↑movie, ↑film, ↑picture, ↑moving picture, ↑moving-picture show, ↑motion picture, ↑motion-picture show, ↑picture show, ↑pic, ↑flick2. having a three-dimensional form or appearance-
aren't dreams always in 3-D?• Hypernyms: ↑appearance
* * *I. \\ˈthrē|dē\ adjectiveEtymology: D abbreviation of dimensionalII. \\ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷\ noun: the three-dimensional form or a picture produced in it
* * */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.]
* * *3-DThree-dimensional (see ↑dimension)• • •Main Entry: ↑D
* * *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.
* * */ˈθriːˈdiː/ nounin 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
* * *(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.