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3D (not comparable)
3D (plural 3Ds)
- (science fiction) A system capable of recording or displaying three-dimensional video.
- Synonym: tri-V
- 1969, Dave Van Arnam, Starmind, New York, N.Y.: Ballantine Books, page 14:
- No, the slightest imbalance there would have alarms flashing all over the room. Probably it was the fact that he knew the threedee was a little out of whack.
- (science fiction) A three-dimensional video.
- 1955 January, Martin Lesser, “The Dictator”, in Imagination, volume 6, number 1, page 85:
- A man Ellaby's own size was sitting there, viewing a 3D. When he heard Ellaby at the door he got up.
- “3D”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–present.
- “3D”, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
- “three-D, adj.” under “three, adj. and n.”, in OED Online , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.
- “D., adj.” under “D, n.”, in OED Online , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.
- Jesse Sheidlower, editor (2001–2023), “three-D, n.”, in Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction.
Partial calque of English 3D. From 三 (sān, “three”) + English 3D.
- Abbreviation of tre dimensjonar (“three dimensions”).
- “3D” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
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