from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The systematic representation and dimensional specification of mechanical and architectural structures.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of draft.
  • n. The act or process of producing a technical drawing, or draft.
  • n. The art of producing technical drawings.
  • n. A profession, usually related to making technical drawings for architecture, engineering, or manufacturing.
  • n. The practice among ground vehicle drivers or cyclists of following in a close line to reduce wind resistance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. writing a first version to be filled out and polished later.
  • n. the craft of drawing blueprints.
  • n. a creation of artistic drawings.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams
  • n. writing a first version to be filled out and polished later
  • n. the craft of drawing blueprints


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  • My adjectival use: 'They used to use drafting paper, now they use drafting software.'

    August 22, 2011