orthographic projection

or·tho·graph·ic pro·jec·tion
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-thuh-graf-ik pruh-jek-shuh n]
    • /ˌɔr θəˈgræf ɪk prəˈdʒɛk ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-thuh-graf-ik pruh-jek-shuh n]
    • /ˌɔr θəˈgræf ɪk prəˈdʒɛk ʃən/

Definitions of orthographic projection words

  • noun orthographic projection a two-dimensional graphic representation of an object in which the projecting lines are at right angles to the plane of the projection. Also called orthogonal projection. Compare isometric (def 5). 1
  • noun orthographic projection a style of engineering drawing in which true dimensions are represented as if projected from infinity on three planes perpendicular to each other, avoiding the effects of perspective 0
  • noun orthographic projection a type of zenithal map projection in which the area is mapped as if projected from infinity, with resulting distortion of scale away from the centre 0
  • noun orthographic projection a two-dimensional pictorial representation of a three-dimensional object in which the object is shown separately in two or more accurate, scaled-down views, as from the top, front, and side: the views are typically displayed with the top view above and the side view alongside the front view 0

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Origin of orthographic projection

First appearance:

before 1660
One of the 46% oldest English words
First recorded in 1660-70

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Parts of speech for Orthographic projection


orthographic projection popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 7% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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