Axis-aligned object

In geometry, an axis-aligned object (axis-parallel, axis-oriented) is an object in n-dimensional space whose shape is aligned with the coordinate axes of the space. Examples are axis-aligned rectangles (or hyperrectangles), the ones with edges parallel to the coordinate axes. Minimum bounding boxes are often implicitly assumed to be axis-aligned. ...
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