Definition of "one-dimensional" []

  • Having or existing in one dimension only. (adjective)
  • Lacking depth; superficial. (adjective)
  • Having only one dimension and therefore showing only linear information such as length or width or height (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Having a single focus; narrow and superficial (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "one-dimensional" in a sentence
  • "John Hughes cheats us, I realize now, because we never see Cameron’s cruel father, who is characterized as a one-dimensional bad guy."
  • "But that only scratched the surface of someone I think of as the opposite of what Marcuse called one-dimensional man."
  • "That’s called one-dimensional selection, but the rate is pretty slow: like three words a minute."