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descriptive geometry

the theory of making projections of any accurately defined figure such that its projective as well as its metrical properties can be deduced from them.
geometry in general, treated by means of projections.
Origin of descriptive geometry
1815-25 Unabridged
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  • Principles of descriptive geometry and construction drawings are emphasized.
  • The proportional drawing then becomes an optics problem to be solved by descriptive geometry and spherical trigonometry.
  • Formal instruction was given in mathematics from arithmetic through descriptive geometry and conic sections.
British Dictionary definitions for descriptive geometry

descriptive geometry

the study of the projection of three-dimensional figures onto a plane surface
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