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Axonometric projection

designating a method of projection (axonometric projection) in which a three-dimensional object is represented by a drawing (axonometric drawing) having all axes drawn to exact scale, resulting in the optical distortion of diagonals and curves.
Compare cabinet (def 19), isometric (def 5), oblique (def 13).
a geometric drawing of an object, such as a building, in three dimensions showing the verticals and horizontals projected to scale but with diagonals and curves distorted, so that the whole appears inclined

1869, from axonometry (1865), from Greek axon (see axis) + metria “measurement” (see -metry).


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