Full record for 3-di n.

Definition A device capable of transmitting or displaying a three dimensional image
OED requirements antedating 1986
Earliest cite 'James Tiptree jr.' (Alice Sheldon): "Collision"
Comment Looking for 'three-di' and '3-di'.

Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite for the form "three-di" from a reprint of James Tiptree's "Collision"; Mike Christie verified it in the 1986 first magazine appearance. Mike Christie submitted a 1948 cite from John D. MacDonald's "School for the Stars", but it is used here just as an abbreviation for "three-dimensional" (albeit in an science-fictional context) rather than to refer to a three-D television system or something similar.

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Last modified 6 July, 2008