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The systematic representation and dimensional specification of mechanical and architectural structures.
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mechan′ical draw′ing

drawing, as of machinery, done with the aid of rulers, scales, compasses, etc.
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Noun1.drafting - writing a first version to be filled out and polished laterdrafting - writing a first version to be filled out and polished later
authorship, penning, writing, composition - the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
2.drafting - the craft of drawing blueprintsdrafting - the craft of drawing blueprints  
craft, trade - the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
3.drafting - the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams; "he learned drawing from his father"
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
pyrography - the act of producing drawings on wood or leather by using heated tools or a fine flame
tracing - the act of drawing a plan or diagram or outline
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Pen Bona, president of Club of Cambodian Journalists (CCJ), said the completion of the chapter showed the process of drafting the Access to Information Law was moving forward.
This, after Locsin spoke out when Malacanang's communications team allegedly does not care about China drafting an agreement for Beijing and Manila to jointly explore waters inside the Philippine Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
Drafting legal contracts, instruments, or legislation is neither a secret order into which one must be initiated nor a skill acquired by osmosis from the label "attorney-at-law" on the desk, say Kuney and Looper.
Salalah: A consultative meeting of the Libyan Constitution Drafting Assembly, organised in the Sultanate under the ageis of the United Nations, began here on Saturday.
(17) And in path-breaking articles, Professors Nourse, Schacter, Bressman, and Gluck have conducted empirical research on legislative drafting. (18) These writings are notable because their findings demonstrate not only the flaws of existing scholarship that relies on an idealized image of the legislative process, but also the richness and variety of legislative actions.
A player selected in the minor-league phase of the Rule 5 draft is not required to play the next season with his drafting club at the higher organizational level.
"We have a lot of hotels around here, and actually get a lot of English tourists and businesspeople who come to the Drafting Room specifically because of the cask."
Three meetings later, on October 1 and 2, 1998, the committee reviewed the drafting group's revised proposal for crushed vehicles.
The IAASB developed its new drafting style based on responses to its 2004 Proposed Policy Statement and Consultation Paper on Clarity.
A group of male triathletes underwent separate sessions involving a 10-minute bike ride at 75% VO2max, either preceded by a 750-meter swim alone, or a swim in drafting position at the same pace.
College football programs, which generate a lot of revenue, act like farm teams for the NFL: They weed out weaker players and groom talented ones, making drafting easier for the pro teams.