cardinal point

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cardinal point

[′kärd·nəl ¦pȯint]
(geodesy)
Any of the four principal directions: north, east, south, or west of a compass.
(optics)
Any one of six points in an optical system, namely, the two principal points, two nodal points, and two focal points. Also known as Gauss point.
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The cognitive ability to operate the device and understand and demonstrate the O&M principles of lateral directionality, positional concepts, cardinal directions, definitions of landmarks and clues, and basic spatial awareness are additional considerations.
The latter part of the article discusses how cardinal directions and other orientation concepts are used as part of traditional Chinese symbolic system.
As mentioned, none of the early Colonial sources on the Maya make reference to layers, whereas the importance of the four cardinal directions and the centre is referred to in several instances (Tozzer 1941: 135-9; Christenson 2003: 65).
The other trees sampled within the test sites were selected within 5 to 10 m, 11 to 17 m, and 18 to 28 m intervals radiating out from the release tree in the four cardinal directions (with up to 13 trees per site).
Marie Tribe of Chippewa) will explore how the four cardinal directions or “Medicine Wheel” can be used as a framework that parents, teachers, youth service workers, or others that work with Tribal youth can use to help them define style of parenting, discipline, or leadership that is strength-based, non-confrontational, and culturally-sensitive.
An artistic circus (the Canadian Cirque du Soleil), the first (or last) day of the week in some languages (Sunday, Sonntag, Sondag, Zondag), (7) and "day" in Hungarian (nap), a long list of newspapers (as in "Toronto Sun," "Sonne Zeitung," "The Sun" of the United Kingdoms, "Le Soleil" of Quebec, and many more), one or two of the cardinal directions (namely east and/or west) in several languages (some as different from each other as in English, Hebrew, Hungarian, and most Slavic tongues, each of which refers to these points of the compass as [where the sun] rises or sets), a famous Neapolitan song (O sole mio), a computer company, as well as an operating system (Sun Microsystems, superseded by the Solaris Operating system (8)).
Unlike traditional orthogonal - or top down - aerial and satellite capture, Pictometry's high-resolution oblique images show each side of every structure, roadway and other outdoor objects, with views from all four cardinal directions.
Training includes using a white cane, utilizing a human guide, using orientation skills and cardinal directions, problem solving along the route, crossing both narrow and wide streets safely, re-orientating, shopping and soliciting assistance when needed.
We designed it this way so that it was clear to the participants that each museum's back wall pointed in one of the cardinal directions," said Marchette.
The installation includes large screens which show the constant change in coordinates that display the date, time, and cardinal directions of a point in time.
Instead of just up/down, north/south, and east/west, there is an additional pair of cardinal directions that is perpendicular to the other three.
I have already gained a good knowledge of cardinal directions and geographic relationships due to my previous exploration of tactile maps.