spatial relation

Definitions of spatial relation
  1. noun
    the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated
    “he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage”
    synonyms: position
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    occlusion
    (dentistry) the normal spatial relation of the teeth when the jaws are closed
    inclination, lean, leaning, list, tilt
    the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
    gradient, slope
    the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal
    arrangement, placement
    the spatial property of the way in which something is placed
    point of view
    the spatial property of the position from which something is observed
    coincidence
    the quality of occupying the same position or area in space
    dead center, dead centre
    the position of a crank when it is in line with the connecting rod and not exerting torque
    centrality
    the property of being central
    marginality
    the property of being marginal or on the fringes
    anteriority
    the quality of being in front or (in lower animals) toward the head
    posteriority
    the quality of being toward the back or toward the rear end
    exteriority, externality, outwardness
    the quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior
    interiority, inwardness
    the quality or state of being inward or internal
    malposition, misplacement
    faulty position
    northernness
    the property of being to the north
    southernness
    the property of being to the south
    horizontality
    the quality of being parallel to the horizon
    erectness, uprightness, verticality, verticalness
    position at right angles to the horizon
    slot
    a position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable
    elbow room, room, way
    space for movement
    direction
    the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
    angular position
    relation by which any position with respect to any other position is established
    formation
    a particular spatial arrangement
    seating, seating area, seating room, seats
    an area that includes places where several people can sit
    standing room
    room for passengers or spectators to stand
    worldliness
    concern with worldly affairs to the neglect of spiritual needs
    grade
    the gradient of a slope or road or other surface
    pitch, rake, slant
    degree of deviation from a horizontal plane
    abruptness, precipitousness, steepness
    the property possessed by a slope that is very steep
    gentleness, gradualness
    the property possessed by a slope that is very gradual
    columniation
    (architecture) the arrangement of columns (especially freestanding columns) in a structure
    camera angle
    the point of view of a camera
    composing, composition
    the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole
    fenestration
    the arrangement of windows in a building
    balance, proportion, proportionality
    harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design)
    alignment
    the spatial property possessed by an arrangement or position of things in a straight line or in parallel lines
    misalignment
    the spatial property of things that are not properly aligned
    ramification
    an arrangement of branching parts
    spacing, spatial arrangement
    the property possessed by an array of things that have space between them
    tandem
    an arrangement of two or more objects or persons one behind another
    breathing room, breathing space
    sufficient room for easy breathing or movement
    clearance, headroom, headway
    vertical space available to allow easy passage under something
    houseroom
    space for accommodation in a house
    lebensraum, living space
    space sought for occupation by a nation whose population is expanding
    parking
    space in which vehicles can be parked
    sea room
    space for maneuver at sea
    frontage
    the direction in which something (such as a building) faces
    orientation
    position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions
    opposition
    a direction opposite to another
    windward
    the direction from which the wind is coming
    leeward
    the direction in which the wind is blowing
    seaward
    the direction toward the sea
    compass point, point
    any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass
    compass north, magnetic north, north
    the direction in which a compass needle points
    north
    the direction corresponding to the northward cardinal compass point
    northeast
    the direction corresponding to the northeastward compass point
    east
    the direction corresponding to the eastward cardinal compass point
    southeast
    the direction corresponding to the southeastward compass point
    south
    the direction corresponding to the southward cardinal compass point
    southwest
    the direction corresponding to the southwestward compass point
    west
    the direction corresponding to the westward cardinal compass point
    northwest
    the direction corresponding to the northwestward compass point
    ALT, EL, altitude, elevation
    angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
    depression
    angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
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    relation
    an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
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