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Definition of Cardinal points

Cardinal points
Cardinal Car"di*nal, a. [L. cardinalis, fr. cardo the hinge of a door, that on which a thing turns or depends: cf. F. cardinal.] Of fundamental importance; pre["e]minent; superior; chief; principal. The cardinal intersections of the zodiac. --Sir T. Browne. Impudence is now a cardinal virtue. --Drayton. But cardinal sins, and hollow hearts, I fear ye. --Shak. Cardinal numbers, the numbers one, two, three, etc., in distinction from first, second, third, etc., which are called ordinal numbers. Cardinal points (a) (Geol.) The four principal points of the compass, or intersections of the horizon with the meridian and the prime vertical circle, north, south east, and west. (b) (Astrol.) The rising and setting of the sun, the zenith and nadir. Cardinal signs (Astron.) Aries, Libra, Cancer, and Capricorn. Cardinal teeth (Zo["o]l.), the central teeth of bivalve shell. See Bivalve. Cardinal veins (Anat.), the veins in vertebrate embryos, which run each side of the vertebral column and returm the blood to the heart. They remain through life in some fishes. Cardinal virtues, pre["e]minent virtues; among the ancients, prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude. Cardinal winds, winds which blow from the cardinal points due north, south, east, or west.

Meaning of Cardinal points from wikipedia

- The four cardinal directions, or cardinal points, are the directions north, east, south, and west, commonly denoted by their initials N, E, S, and W....
- In Gaussian optics, the cardinal points consist of three pairs of points located on the optical axis of a rotationally symmetric, focal, optical system...
- Cardinal Points is a bilingual annual literary magazine published in English and Russian by Slavic studies department of Brown University. It was founded...
- adjacent to a cardinal or inter-cardinal point are always referred to that point." The Royal Navy used the additional "rule that quarter points were never...
- In mathematics, the cardinality of a set is a measure of the "number of elements" of the set. For example, the set A = { 2 , 4 , 6 } {\displaystyle A=\{2...
- and Caspiel in the South), and sixteen Dukes are tied to cardinal points, inter-cardinal points, and additional directions between those. There are an additional...
- displays automatically orient themselves to align with the real-world's cardinal points. Siegel was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Bernard Siegel and Judith...
- Cardinal point can refer to: Cardinal direction, the directions of the comp**** Cardinal point (optics), a set of special points in an optical system,...
- comp**** carries a degree circle numbered in 'abjad' numerals and the cardinal points are marked. The folding triangular gnomon is supported by a decorative...
- East is one of the four cardinal directions or points of the comp****. It is the opposite direction from west. As in other languages, the word is formed...