developable
adjective see develop

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Developable — De*vel op*a*ble, a. Capable of being developed. J. Peile. [1913 Webster] {Developable surface} (Math.), a surface described by a moving right line, and such that consecutive positions of the generator intersect each other. Hence, the surface can… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Developable — In mathematics, the term developable may refer to: A developable space in general topology. A developable surface in geometry. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link …   Wikipedia

  • developable — develop ► VERB (developed, developing) 1) become or make larger or more advanced. 2) start to exist, experience, or possess. 3) convert (land) to a new purpose, especially by constructing buildings. 4) treat (a photographic film) with chemicals… …   English terms dictionary

  • developable — adj. that can be developed. Phrases and idioms: developable surface Geom. a surface that can be flattened into a plane without overlap or separation, e.g. a cylinder …   Useful english dictionary

  • developable — See develop. * * * …   Universalium

  • developable — adjective Suitable for development, often specifically for construction …   Wiktionary

  • developable — adj. can be developed, possible to develop …   English contemporary dictionary

  • developable — de·vel·op·able …   English syllables

  • Developable surface — Developable De*vel op*a*ble, a. Capable of being developed. J. Peile. [1913 Webster] {Developable surface} (Math.), a surface described by a moving right line, and such that consecutive positions of the generator intersect each other. Hence, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Developable surface — In mathematics, a developable surface is a surface with zero Gaussian curvature. That is, it is a surface that can be flattened onto a plane without distortion (i.e. stretching or compressing ). Conversely, it is a surface which can be made by… …   Wikipedia

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