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descriptive geometry

(Mathematics) the study of the projection of three-dimensional figures onto a plane surface
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descrip′tive geom′etry

the theory of making projections of any accurately defined figure such that its projective as well as its metrical properties can be deduced from them.
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Noun1.descriptive geometry - the geometry of properties that remain invariant under projection
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
geometry - the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces
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