centrolinead cen`tro*lin"e*ad (s[e^]n`tr[-o]*l[i^]n"[-e]*[a^]d), n. An instrument for drawing lines through a point, or lines converging to a center. [1913 Webster]

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  • Centrolinead — Nicholson s centrolinead The centrolinead was invented by Peter Nicholson, a British mathematician and architect, in 1814.[1] It was used to construct 2 point perspective drawings where one or both vanishing points existed outside the drawing… …   Wikipedia

  • centrolinead — /sen troh lin ee ad , euhd/, n. a drafting instrument for drawing lines converging on a vanishing point outside the drawing. [1805 15; CENTRO + L line(a) LINE1 + ad to] * * * …   Universalium

  • centrolinead — cen·tro·lin·e·ad …   English syllables

  • centrolinead — ˈlinēˌad, ēəd noun ( s) Etymology: irregular from centr + Latin linea line more at line : a long ruler that has two adjustable arms fastened to one end of it by wing nuts and is used for drawing convergents toward inaccessible vanishing points in …   Useful english dictionary

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