describent
Generatrix Gen`er*a"trix, n.; pl. L. {Generatrices}, E. {Generatrixes}. [L.] (Geom.) That which generates; the point, or the mathematical magnitude, which, by its motion, generates another magnitude, as a line, surface, or solid; -- called also {describent}.

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  • Describent — De*scrib ent, n. [L. describens, p. pr. of describere.] (Geom.) Same as {Generatrix}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • describent — describent, a. and n. (dɪˈskraɪbənt) [ad. L. dēscrībentem, pr. pple. of dēscrībĕre to describe.] A. adj. ‘Describing, marking out by its motion’ (Ash 1775). B. n. Geom. A point, line, or surface, producing by its motion a line, surface, or solid; …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dirigent — Dir i*gent, n. (Geom.) The line of motion along which a describent line or surface is carried in the genesis of any plane or solid figure; a directrix. Hutton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Generatrices — Generatrix Gen er*a trix, n.; pl. L. {Generatrices}, E. {Generatrixes}. [L.] (Geom.) That which generates; the point, or the mathematical magnitude, which, by its motion, generates another magnitude, as a line, surface, or solid; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Generatrix — Gen er*a trix, n.; pl. L. {Generatrices}, E. {Generatrixes}. [L.] (Geom.) That which generates; the point, or the mathematical magnitude, which, by its motion, generates another magnitude, as a line, surface, or solid; called also {describent} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Generatrixes — Generatrix Gen er*a trix, n.; pl. L. {Generatrices}, E. {Generatrixes}. [L.] (Geom.) That which generates; the point, or the mathematical magnitude, which, by its motion, generates another magnitude, as a line, surface, or solid; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Art de la Rome antique — « Brutus du Capitole », bronze romain de l époque républicaine, IVe ‑ IIIe siècle av. J.‑C.. Musées du Capitole, MC 1183 02. L’art romain est l art produi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • generatrix — noun That which generates; the point, or the mathematical magnitude, which, by its motion, generates another magnitude, as a line, surface, or solid; called also describent …   Wiktionary

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