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ideal point

noun, Mathematics
1.
the point at infinity in projective geometry at which parallel lines intersect.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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Examples for ideal point
  • The differential input to the scope provides an ideal point to balance the dark current output of the phototube.
  • Because of the high degree of beam collimation, a laser serves as an almost ideal point source of intense light.

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