**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