Descriptive geometry
Descriptive De*scrip"tive, a. [L. descriptivus: cf. F. descriptif.] Tending to describe; having the quality of representing; containing description; as, a descriptive figure; a descriptive phrase; a descriptive narration; a story descriptive of the age. [1913 Webster]

{Descriptive anatomy}, that part of anatomy which treats of the forms and relations of parts, but not of their textures.

{Descriptive geometry}, that branch of geometry. which treats of the graphic solution of problems involving three dimensions, by means of projections upon auxiliary planes. --Davies & Peck (Math. Dict. ) -- {De*scrip"tive*ly}, adv. -- {De*scrip"tive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • Descriptive geometry — is the branch of geometry which allows the representation of three dimensional objects in two dimensions, by using a specific set of procedures. The resulting techniques are important for engineering, architecture, design and in art. [1] Drawing… …   Wikipedia

  • Descriptive geometry — Geometry Ge*om e*try, n.; pl. {Geometries}[F. g[ e]om[ e]trie, L. geometria, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to measure land; ge a, gh^, the earth + ? to measure. So called because one of its earliest and most important applications was to the measurement of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • descriptive geometry — n. the system of geometry that uses plane projections and perspective drawings of solid figures, usually in order to describe and analyze their properties for engineering and manufacturing purposes …   English World dictionary

  • descriptive geometry — noun the geometry of properties that remain invariant under projection • Syn: ↑projective geometry • Topics: ↑mathematics, ↑math, ↑maths • Hypernyms: ↑geometry * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • descriptive geometry — 1. 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. 2. geometry in general, treated by means of projections. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • descriptive geometry — /dəˌskrɪptɪv dʒiˈɒmətri/ (say duh.skriptiv jee omuhtree) noun 1. the theory of making projections of any accurately defined figure such that from them can be deduced not only its projective, but also its metrical properties. 2. geometry in… …   Australian English dictionary

  • descriptive geometry — noun A graphical protocol which creates three dimensional virtual space on a two dimensional plane …   Wiktionary

  • descriptive geometry — descrip′tive geom′etry n. math. 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 • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • List of computer graphics and descriptive geometry topics — This is a list of computer graphics and descriptive geometry topics, by article name.* 2D computer graphics * 2D geometric model * 3D computer graphics * 3D projection * Alpha compositing * Anisotropic filtering * Anti aliasing * Axis aligned… …   Wikipedia

  • Descriptive — De*scrip tive, a. [L. descriptivus: cf. F. descriptif.] Tending to describe; having the quality of representing; containing description; as, a descriptive figure; a descriptive phrase; a descriptive narration; a story descriptive of the age.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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