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play three-dimensional chess

1. Literally, to play a variation on traditional chess that involves multiple boards positioned at different heights (also known as "3D chess"). No, I'm not playing three-dimensional chess with you—I can barely play regular chess!
2. By extension, to engage in a very complicated or complex game, system, or strategy involving a deep understanding of the situation that one's opponents or adversaries lack. Our CEO is always playing three-dimensional chess to stay ahead of our competition. Coaching against him is like trying to play three-dimensional chess.
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three-dimensional chess

1. Literally, a variation on traditional chess that involves multiple boards positioned at different heights. Also known as "3D chess." No, I'm not playing three-dimensional chess with you—I can barely play regular chess!
2. By extension, a very complicated or complex game, system, or strategy involving a deep understanding of the situation that one's opponents or adversaries lack. Everyone thinks he messed up by leaking that information, but he's just playing three-dimensional chess. He's eight moves ahead of all of us. Coaching against him is like trying to play three-dimensional chess.
See also: chess
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The dimension stone mining and quarrying market consists of sales of dimension stone by entities (organizations, sole traders and partnerships) that mine and quarry dimension stone such as rough blocks or slabs of stone.
2.3 In how many indicators of instructional planning and strategies' skills dimension do secondary school teachers require remedial action?
Nano Dimension (HK) will serve as a platform for Shandong Guohui's project and affiliated companies to be connected to world's leading industries and most innovative technological resources.
By placing together two specially designed 2D setups to study the quantum Hall effect, they were able to catch a glimpse of this fourth spatial dimension.
Ultragenyx plans to maintain a gene therapy research and development unit, and a manufacturing team at Dimension's facilities in Massachusetts in order to retain the team's gene therapy knowledge and to progress critical manufacturing development.
For scholars of the Canadian left, this collection is a worthwhile resource, for even though much within can be found elsewhere, the analysis intertwined with the history of Dimension makes for a unique approach.
This method was aided by the use of "shrink rules," and more recently, CAD geometry volume compensation, neither of which accurately predict final casting dimensions. This method of producing patterns is very costly, often requiring as much as 40% of the original pattern cost for dimensional adjustments.
However, when each measurement was normalized by the humeral head diameter, only humeral dimensions 8, 11 to 14, 16, 18, and humeral head articular surface area were observed to be significantly larger for male humeri than female humeri.
Andile Ngcaba, Dimension Data MEA, Chairman, said, "Dimension Data has a long-standing commitment to promote from within.
current managing director, Dimension Data MEA will both be taking up executive
This paper proposes two local multifractal (MF) measures based on blanket method [3] for calculation of fractal dimension. Blanket method is based on monofractal model of an image, where the image is modeled as a three-dimensional surface and, hence, pixel intensity is seen as a third spatial component.
THE GRAIN of a fact table is derived by the dimensions with which the fact is associated.
INTRODUCTION: The accuracy of recording vertical dimension at occlusion in edentulous patients is always a prime consideration for any dentist.
Allan Cawood has stepped down as CEO of Dimension Data Middle East & Africa (MEA) after serving the company since 2001 to pursue other personal and professional interests.