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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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