from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Three-dimensional.
  • n. A three-dimensional medium, display, or performance, especially a cinematic or graphic medium in three dimensions: They shot the movie in 3-D.

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  • adj. Abbreviation of three-dimensional.


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  • Intel showed off what it called the most radical shift in semiconductor technology in more than fifty years, using a so-called 3-D approach.

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  • Using what HP calls "3-D Sea of Sensors," with an average of 32 temperature sensors on the motherboard of each new server and additional heat sensors on video and network cards, the system can poll the temperature throughout the server and adjust fan power.

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  • Special projectors will be used to cast three-dimensional images on the walls of the landmark ballroom, turning the space into a disorienting whirl of images - a technique known as 3-D mapping, Mr. Cohen said.

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  • "It is OK to sit down and watch 3-D," Tsunoda said, referring to 3-D movies at theaters and 3-D on TV sets.

  • Pull on the visor as you would a baseball cap, plug the headset into a cable box, game console or Blu-ray player and then watch as high-definition 3-D video fills the visual equivalent of a movie theater screen.

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  • Additive manufacturing, also called "3-D printing," is not an entirely new technology.

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  • GoPro HD sports cameras not included and turns them into a single high-definition 3-D camera that is still waterproof and rugged, using a sync cable and an extra large housing that is waterproof to 180 feet.

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  • among smartphone makers continues to intensify, with one new front being the idea of 3-D phones that do not require 3-D glasses to use them.

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  • But it wasn’t until he discovered something called 3-D printing that he truly awakened his inner punk.

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