orthographic projection

noun

1
: projection of a single view of an object (such as a view of the front) onto a drawing surface in which the lines of projection are perpendicular to the drawing surface
2
: the representation of related views of an object as if they were all in the same plane and projected by orthographic projection

Illustration of orthographic projection

Illustration of <span class=syl>orthographic projection</span>
  • object A with top view
  • front view
  • and right view

Word History

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of orthographic projection was in 1668

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“Orthographic projection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthographic%20projection. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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