Accidental point

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(Persp.) the point in which a right line, drawn from the eye, parallel to a given right line, cuts the perspective plane; so called to distinguish it from the principal point, or point of view, where a line drawn from the eye perpendicular to the perspective plane meets this plane.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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