from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having or existing in one dimension only.
- adj. Lacking depth; superficial.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having length, but no width, height or depth.
- adj. Lacking depth or believability; flat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. having only one dimension.
- adj. Seeming to have only one dimension; lacking depth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension
- adj. relating to a single dimension or aspect; having no depth or scope
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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.
But contrary to what some have concluded, Carter was not one-dimensional, or inflexible.
A sixth-grade teacher from Rickman's school district, Kevin Marvin, leads the teachers' union there and agreed the selling pitch for merit pay and other changes was a bit one-dimensional.
"When you start to look at product that's affordable and modern, the lines tend to be very simple, and the whole assortment can look kind of one-dimensional," says Marta Calle , director of CB2 who says the "one of a find" items add texture and richness to the assortment.
Unlike the provocative and sympathetic characters in its U.K. forerunner, the protagonists of MTV's Skins are largely one-dimensional -- presented as if the most compelling part of their humanity is their fumbling sexuality.
The judges thought it was too thin and one-dimensional, and would have been better a sauce for chicken.
But I think that one-dimensional explanation ignores a broader problem that the younger generation struggles with: It looks at the adult careerist culture that equates self-centered careerist and financial goals with a successful life; and then considers the rapidly changing world they will be entering.
For example, he was totally one-dimensional at this point, all rage and bent on revenge for the death of his son.