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mechanical drawing

drawing, as of machinery, done with the aid of rulers, scales, compasses, etc.
Origin of mechanical drawing
1885-90 Unabridged
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  • The film also examines the history of metal pressing and the use of photography in mechanical drawing.
  • Against one wall, his masterpiece rests on a shelf--a colored mechanical drawing, simple and yet cryptic.
  • She received her first art training in mechanical drawing in junior high school.
  • Also useful are courses in science and mechanical drawing.
  • Students should take metal shop, math, and mechanical drawing.
  • Drafting and mechanical drawing skills must also be developed.
British Dictionary definitions for mechanical drawing

mechanical drawing

a drawing to scale of a machine, machine component, architectural plan, etc, from which dimensions can be taken for manufacture
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