axonometric projection

axonometric

[ak-suh-noh-me-trik, -nuh-]
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:
1905–10; < Greek áxōn (see axon) + -o- + -metric

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axonometric projection (ˌæksənəˈmɛtrɪk)
 
n
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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axonometric
1908, from axonometry (1865), from Gk. axon (see axis) + metria "measurement."
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