Orthographic projection

Definitions

  • Orthographic projection
    Orthographic projection
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Orthographic projection that projection which is made by drawing lines, from every point to be projected, perpendicular to the plane of projection. Such a projection of the sphere represents its circles as seen in perspective by an eye supposed to be placed at an infinite distance, the plane of projection passing through the center of the sphere perpendicularly to the line of sight.
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Usage

In literature:

Orthographic and isometric projection are taught.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 48, No. 7, July, 1894" by Various
The mechanical work of the drawing office is confined strictly to orthographic projections and sections of objects.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
It is therefore often called drawing in plan and elevation, and sometimes simply orthographic projection.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 6" by Various
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In news:

Previous lessons have covered the three types of formal drawing one might encounter in woodworking, as well as the Orthographic Projection system of drawing for representing the design of a project.
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In science:

It is drawn into an orthographical projection of the sky with celestial coordinates for declination and hour angle, for a location at 28.5◦N (Tenerife). T he two overlapping squares indicate the 28◦ × 28◦ views of the cameras, which range from declinations of 45◦ to over 70◦ .
A Prototype for the PASS Permanent All Sky Survey
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