cardinal points


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cardinal points

pl n
(Navigation) the four main points of the compass: north, south, east, and west

car′dinal points′


n.pl.
the north, south, east, and west points of the compass.
[1540–50]
References in classic literature ?
Such is the reason of the apparent reversing of these two cardinal points, and we must bear it in mind in order to be able to follow President Barbicane's observations.
The estate is called Carfax, no doubt a corruption of the old Quatre Face, as the house is four sided, agreeing with the cardinal points of the compass.
The cardinal points were plainly marked on it, and all the usual divisions were indicated in such a manner that no man who had ever steered a ship could mistake them.
The loaded vehicles were to be drawn by hand across a wide distance of plain without track or guide of any sort, except that which the trapper furnished by communicating his knowledge of the cardinal points of the compass.
Suggesting a four-petaled flower, it also evokes the four cardinal points, the four dimensions, or the arms of the Eastern Orthodox cross.
The obtained results evidence that it is impossible to define precisely the spatial parameters of passive house architecture for the building in general within a particular climatic region, because the achievement of necessary parameters is significantly affected by the building three-dimensional composition, the facade window composition and orientation of the building against the cardinal points.
I believe that Western powers and other global democracies should grasp, and act on the basis of, two cardinal points now that the Arab Spring has reached a critical turning point.
According to Avianca, the new identity bonds the heritage of the firm's route network, envisioning connecting the continent through all cardinal points.
The design of the Temple of Kukulkan, built in the year 1000, is one of four cardinal points with 91 steps each, which makes up a total of 364 (for 365 days in the year).