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Two Dimensions
Two Dimensional

The property of a plane that indicates that motion can take place in two perpendicular directions.

Formally, saying a plane has only two dimensions means that you can find two vectors in the plane for which neither is a multiple of the other. In addition, for any set of three vectors in the plane, one of them can be written as a linear combination of the other two.

 

 

See also

Zero dimensions, one dimension, three dimensions, n dimensions

 


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