Orthographic Projection

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orthographic projection

[¦ȯr·thə¦graf·ik prə′jek·shən]
(crystallography)
A projection for displaying the poles of a crystal in which the poles are projected from a reference sphere onto an equatorial plane by dropping perpendiculars from the poles to the plane.
(graphic arts)
(mapping)
A perspective azimuthal projection of one hemisphere produced by straight parallel lines from any point desired from an infinite distance; it is true to scale at the center only.
(mathematics)
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orthographic projection

A method of projection in which a three-dimensional object is represented by projecting lines perpendicular to a picture plane. See also: Projection drawing
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Orthographic Projection

 

a perspective cartographic projection. Because of considerable distortions, it is not used in cartography.

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orthographic projection

Projection in which exact views of an object are constructed by extending perpendiculars from points on the object to the plane of projection.
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