Solid of revolution
Solid Sol"id, n. 1. A substance that is held in a fixed form by cohesion among its particles; a substance not fluid. [1913 Webster]

2. (Geom.) A magnitude which has length, breadth, and thickness; a part of space bounded on all sides. [1913 Webster]

{Solid of revolution}. (Geom.) See {Revolution}, n., 5. [1913 Webster]


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  • Solid of revolution — In mathematics, engineering, and manufacturing, a solid of revolution is a solid figure obtained by rotating a plane curve around some straight line (the axis) that lies on the same plane. Assuming that the curve does not cross the axis, the… …   Wikipedia

  • solid of revolution — Etymology: solid (III) : a mathematical solid conceived as formed by the revolution of a plane figure about an axis in its plane * * * a three dimensional figure formed by revolving a plane area about a given axis. [1810 20] * * * solid of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • solid of revolution — Date: 1816 a mathematical solid conceived as formed by the revolution of a plane figure about an axis in its plane …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • solid of revolution — noun A solid produced by taking a particular two dimensional curve and rotating it through 360° about an axis. The curve will sweep out a surface, and the region inside the surface defines a solid …   Wiktionary

  • solid of revolution — a three dimensional figure formed by revolving a plane area about a given axis. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • solid of revolution — noun a volume generated by revolving a plane area about an axis …   Australian English dictionary

  • surface of revolution — noun A surface formed when a given curve is revolved around a given axis. If the resulting surface is a closed one, it also defines a solid of revolution. A sphere is a surface of revolution of a circle around an axis which runs through the… …   Wiktionary

  • Surface of revolution — A surface of revolution is a surface created by rotating a curve lying on some plane (the generatrix) around a straight line (the axis of rotation) that lies on the same plane. Examples of surfaces generated by a straight line are the cylindrical …   Wikipedia

  • Axis of revolution — Axis Ax is, n.; pl. {Axes}. [L. axis axis, axle. See {Axle}.] A straight line, real or imaginary, passing through a body, on which it revolves, or may be supposed to revolve; a line passing through a body or system around which the parts are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • axis of revolution — Math. an axis in a plane, about which an area is revolved to form a solid of revolution. * * * …   Universalium

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