dimensionality dimensionality  /dɪ ˌmɛn ʃə ˈnæ lə ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the spatial property of having dimensions

Usage(s):

  1. But the realistic air of nonanimated movies, with their illusion of three-dimensionality, worked against the divine simplifications of the comics' conventions.
  2. The overcast weather softens the horizon, enhancing the two-dimensionality of the photograph.
  3. They plainly owe their geometry to Mondrian, their spatial dimensionality to the Russian constructivists, their crisp colors to the De Stijl movement.

News

  1. Abandoning Our Values

    What makes an object look three-dimensional in a painting or a drawing? We use a variety of cues to give us this information: light and shadow, contrast, pattern, color, texture, scale, temperature and value, usually in combinations. Our ability to measure these different parameters and make a decision about the dimensionality and location of something in our field of vision is automatic and ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Artist Daily

  2. POLL: Which Apple iOS Design Do You Like Better -- The Old One Or The New One?

    The new version uses a simpler "flat" design, without the fancy three-dimensionality of the old one. And as Apple had a lot of fun pointing out in its conference presentation, some of the old skeumorphic (physical-world-like) icon designs have been replaced by modern digital ones.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Insider

Quotes

  1. (They'll also release 2-D versions for non-3-D screens and for DVD.) "But what I keep trying to have everybody focus on, because it's where the greatest value comes, is that 3-D offers not just a visual dimensionality, but also an emotional...
    on Jan 2, 2009 By: Jeffrey Katzenberg Source: Globe and Mail

  2. "To the extent that you become a role model, you lose three-dimensionality," says Hwang. "You become objectified, and a lot of us, ironically, went into the Asian American movement because we didn't want to be objectified. It's a positive...
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: David Henry Hwang Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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ambivalent ambivalent
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