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[ak-suh-noh-me-trik, -nuh-]
adjective Drafting.
  1. 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).
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Origin of axonometric

1905–10; < Greek áxōn (see axon) + -o- + -metric
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British Dictionary definitions for axonometric projection

axonometric projection

  1. 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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