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What is the value of an inceptive axis with relation to the unity of a design?

Where should the point of concentration be located upon the inceptive axis?

These usually have Inchoative or Inceptive meaning (see 155, 1).

This author looks upon circumcision as of purely climatic origin in its inceptive causes.

How should the units be drawn to be in harmony with the inceptive axis, the contours, and to each other?

State the relation between the point of concentration and the inceptive axis.

In the foregoing examples the designs are more or less rigidly balanced over the inceptive axis or axis of symmetry.

It is only necessary to have this inceptive axis pass through the enrichment zone of the panel.

Figure 206 shows a design varied from formal balance over a central axis of symmetry or an inceptive axis.

Note how the center line of both units in Figures 225 and 226 coincides with the inceptive axis of the structure.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from French inceptif (16c.), from Latin incept-, past participle stem of incipere "to begin" (see inception).

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