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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The nodes of that graph represent the domain objects while the edges carry the spatial relation between object pairs.
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.
Numerous conceptual problems are certainly made a lot easier if we are allowed to think of heaven as another dimension alongside our world; it is particularly hard to envisage any form of human survival that precludes spatial relation.
Most World-Wide Web documents, for example, are presented as a series of pages without any spatial relation.
The urban population status is as follows qualities - Monument / landmarked building stock,- Restaurant and Hall as Dorftreff,- Space potential and location qualities,- Spatial relation to green space Reissinger Bach.
The stimuli show two or more entities in spatial relation to one another which geometrically speaking are configurations of inclusion, surface contact and circumvention and which functionally are containment and support relations.
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.
Here representation and access from rural areas indicated a spatial relation (Massey, 1994), where the domination of urban values stands as an important issue to communicate.
The temples, palaces, walled gardens, and stranger interiors represented in these dream poems are most often constructed through the literary device of the catalogue, in which the contents of a given room are listed at length but rarely placed in precise spatial relation to one another.

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