cardinal point

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cardinal point

1. Any of six points determining the direction of light rays emerging from and entering the eye. See: nodal point; principal point
2. Capuron point.
See also: point
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Finally, the nutrient data obtained from leaves coming from the various heights and canopy cardinal directions in 2013 were analyzed using 2-way ANOVA.
has the advantage that it emanates from the same semantic concept which underlies the other three cardinal directions.
The other trees sampled within the test sites were selected within 5 to 10 m, 11 to 17 m, and 18 to 28 m intervals radiating out from the release tree in the four cardinal directions (with up to 13 trees per site).
Through that center, the cardinal directions were drawn, forming an organizing principle for the structure and dictating circulation paths.
If the direction is a cardinal direction ([0 or 360], 90, 180, or 270) then translate to (N, E, S, or W).
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The same kind of polarization of meanings can be detected in cardinal directions of the Chinese symbolic system.
In their paragraph, students should identify the cardinal direction compass and its relation to the placement of the Nile River, the rising sun and Great Pyramid.
Each leg stood for a cardinal direction and was braced by a pair of supporting gods created by Shu, the god of the air, who also helps hold up the sky.
North made quite a splash when her name was first announced, causing everyone to yell about cardinal directions like we were a bunch of lost explorers.
After they have an idea of how this work of art might be a city, have students identify cardinal directions as they look at a print.