Full record for threedee n.

Definition a device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
OED requirements antedating 1955
Earliest cite "Milton Lesser", 'The Dictator'
Comment Looking for 'threedee', 'three D' and '3D'.

Mike Christie submitted a 1962 cite for the form "3D" from Poul Anderson's "Shield".
Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite for the form "three D" from a reprint of Kate Wilhelm's "The Mile-Long Spaceship"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1957 original magazine appearance.
Malcolm Farmer submitted a 1971 cite for the form "3D" from Gregory Benford and Gordon Eklund's "West Wind, Fallling".
Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite for the form "threedee" from a 1991 reprint of Walter Jon Williams' 1989 "Angel Station.
Malcolm Farmer submitted a 1958 cite for the form "3-D" from Poul and Karen Anderson's "Innocent at Large"
Fred Galvin submitted a 1955 cite for "3D" from "The Dictator" by Milton Lesser (pseudonym of Stephen Marlowe): it is impossible to tell from context whether this cite referred to the viewing device or the entertainment being shown on it,,,,

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