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Definition of "one-dimensional" []

  • Having or existing in one dimension only. (adjective)
  • Lacking depth; superficial. (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.

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."