ideal point

noun Mathematics.

the point at infinity in projective geometry at which parallel lines intersect.

Nearby words

  1. ideal crystal,
  2. ideal element,
  3. ideal gas,
  4. ideal gas law,
  5. ideal of pure reason,
  6. ideal type,
  7. idealise,
  8. idealism,
  9. idealist,
  10. idealistic

Origin of ideal point

First recorded in 1875–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019