axonometric

[ 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).

Nearby words

  1. axon terminals,
  2. axonal,
  3. axoneme,
  4. axonography,
  5. axonometer,
  6. axonometric projection,
  7. axonometry,
  8. axonotmesis,
  9. axopetal,
  10. axoplasm

Origin of axonometric

1905–10; < Greek áxōn (see axon) + -o- + -metric

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British Dictionary definitions for axonometric projection

axonometric projection

/ (ˌæksənəˈmɛtrɪk) /

noun

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

axonometric

adj.

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

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