orthographic projection

noun

Definition of orthographic projection

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

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orthographic projection 2: object A with top view, front view, and right view

First Known Use of orthographic projection

1668, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Orthographic projection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthographic%20projection. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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