collineation

noun

col·​lin·​ea·​tion
plural -s
: a mathematical transformation in which collinear elements (as points or lines) are transferred as corresponding elements to another plane or space

Word History

Etymology

New Latin collineation-, collineatio, from Latin collineatus (past participle of collineare to direct in a straight line, from com- + lineare to make straight, from linea line) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Collineation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collineation. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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