from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or result of placing anything in a line with another thing or other things.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare The act of aiming at, or directing in a line with, a fixed object.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of collineating; collimation


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Latin collineare to direct in a straight line. See collimation.


  • In the new setting, the projective properties of figures can be defined unexceptionably. a one-one mapping f of projective space onto itself is a collineation if it sends any three collinear points A, B, and C, to three points (A), (B), and (C), which are collinear too.

    Nineteenth Century Geometry


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