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[ak-suh-noh-me-trik, -nuh-] /ˌæk sə noʊˈmɛ trɪk, -nə-/
adjective, Drafting.
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).
Origin of axonometric
1905-10; < Greek áxōn (see axon) + -o- + -metric Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for axonometric projection

axonometric projection

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
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Word Origin and History for axonometric projection



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

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