spatial relation

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Noun1.spatial relation - the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"
relation - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
occlusion - (dentistry) the normal spatial relation of the teeth when the jaws are closed
lean, list, leaning, tilt, inclination - the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"
gradient, slope - the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal; "a five-degree gradient"
placement, arrangement - the spatial property of the way in which something is placed; "the arrangement of the furniture"; "the placement of the chairs"
point of view - the spatial property of the position from which something is observed
coincidence - the quality of occupying the same position or area in space; "he waited for the coincidence of the target and the cross hairs"
dead center, dead centre - the position of a crank when it is in line with the connecting rod and not exerting torque
centrality - the property of being central
marginality - the property of being marginal or on the fringes
anteriority - the quality of being in front or (in lower animals) toward the head
posteriority - the quality of being toward the back or toward the rear end
externality, outwardness - the quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior; "the outwardness of the world"
inwardness - the quality or state of being inward or internal; "the inwardness of the body's organs"
malposition, misplacement - faulty position
northernness - the property of being to the north
southernness - the property of being to the south
horizontality - the quality of being parallel to the horizon; "houses with a pronounced horizontality"
verticality, verticalness, erectness, uprightness - position at right angles to the horizon
slot - a position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable; "he developed a version of slot grammar"
elbow room, room, way - space for movement; "room to pass"; "make way for"; "hardly enough elbow room to turn around"
direction - the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"
angular position - relation by which any position with respect to any other position is established
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Boris never looked at her, but was somehow constantly aware of her position or movement, which he felt like a spatial relation he could not overcome.
The spatial prime included a pictorial display and a statement regarding the spatial relation for the display.
Understanding the spatial relation between the image, its location and the viewer, can be key to understanding and experiencing its theological import.
Basic or simple features are related across domains with different spatial relation types, allowing the formation of environmental contexts of different operational scales (Lam et al.
After the subsequent introduction of the figure, the spatial relation between the two is expressed by a simultaneous classifier predicate construction.
As a dancer, I crave live presence, the immediate experience of human proportion and spatial relation.
She presumes that the pots were deposited as offerings and she studies the topography of the find sites and the spatial relation with known settlements and megaliths.
Each of the burial types is subjected to analysis in terms of five characteristics: physical features, cemetery organization, spatial relation to the settlement, mode of burial, and the funeral assemblages, though the primary emphasis in the book is on the physical features of the tombs.
It has been reported that instead of classifier predicates that allow for analogical representations, some signed languages can use "relational lexemes" (Arik and Wilbur 2008) (also called "prepositions" in Emmorey [2002] or simply "relationals" in Arik [2009]) to indicate the spatial relation of entities with respect to each other.
draw an inclined virtual line that crosses the center of the diagram and reaches the area of the corresponding spatial relation ellipsis (Dr, PO, PP, [PP.

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