orthographic projection(redirected from Orthographic projections)
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1. (General Engineering) a style of engineering drawing in which true dimensions are represented as if projected from infinity on three planes perpendicular to each other, avoiding the effects of perspective
2. (Physical Geography) a type of zenithal map projection in which the area is mapped as if projected from infinity, with resulting distortion of scale away from the centre
a two-dimensional graphic representation of an object in which the projecting lines are at right angles to the plane of the projection. Also called orthog′onal projec′tion. Compare isometric (def. 4).
a rendering of an object or floor plan of a building in scale as viewed perpendicularly from above. Cf. isometric projection.See also: Drawing