cabinet projection

noun

Definition of cabinet projection

: an oblique projection in mechanical drawing in which dimensions parallel to the third axis of the object are shortened one half to overcome apparent distortion

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First Known Use of cabinet projection

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Cabinet projection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cabinet%20projection. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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