projective geometry
noun Date: 1885 a branch of geometry that deals with the properties of configurations that are unaltered by projection

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Oriented projective geometry — is an oriented version of real projective geometry. Whereas the real projective plane describes the set of all unoriented lines through the origin in R3, the oriented projective plane describes lines with a given orientation. There are… …   Wikipedia

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