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The systematic representation and dimensional specification of mechanical and architectural structures.

mechan′ical draw′ing

drawing, as of machinery, done with the aid of rulers, scales, compasses, etc.
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Noun1.drafting - writing a first version to be filled out and polished laterdrafting - writing a first version to be filled out and polished later
authorship, penning, writing, composition - the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
2.drafting - the craft of drawing blueprintsdrafting - the craft of drawing blueprints  
craft, trade - the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
3.drafting - the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams; "he learned drawing from his father"
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
pyrography - the act of producing drawings on wood or leather by using heated tools or a fine flame
tracing - the act of drawing a plan or diagram or outline
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The chiefs disposed their men this way and that before the fight began, drafting them out as easily as goatherds draft their flocks when they have got mixed while feeding; and among them went King Agamemnon, with a head and face like Jove the lord of thunder, a waist like Mars, and a chest like that of Neptune.
His important part was played in drafting the new code after the Chicago Commune.
The scouts reported further, that this party meeting with some others who had been at similar work elsewhere, they all united into one, and drafting off a few men with the killed and wounded, marched away to Lord Mansfield's country seat at Caen Wood, between Hampstead and Highgate; bent upon destroying that house likewise, and lighting up a great fire there, which from that height should be seen all over London.
A player selected in the minor-league phase of the Rule 5 draft is not required to play the next season with his drafting club at the higher organizational level.
Three meetings later, on October 1 and 2, 1998, the committee reviewed the drafting group's revised proposal for crushed vehicles.
A group of male triathletes underwent separate sessions involving a 10-minute bike ride at 75% VO2max, either preceded by a 750-meter swim alone, or a swim in drafting position at the same pace.
KCFS noted that creationists took credit for the new Kansas policy on their website, writing that their "citizens drafting committee had an unprecedented opportunity to assist members of the Kansas School Board in the development of new Science Curriculum Standards.
The drafting process also created due diligence questions.
The goal of this Video Leadership Seminar is to provide lawyers and their clients with critical information on the complexities involved in drafting arbitration clauses.
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On the other hand, the Clippers are not necessarily married to the idea of drafting a shooter and could select the best available player, regardless of position.
Friedlander of the Rochester Chapter contributed materially in the drafting of the letter.