generatrix
noun (plural generatrices) Date: 1840 a point, line, or surface whose motion generates a line, surface, or solid

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  • 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

  • Generātrix — Generātrix, s. Geradlinige Fläche …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • generatrix — [jen΄ər ā′triks] n. pl. generatrices [jen΄ər ā′tri sēz΄] [L, fem. of GENERATOR] Math. a point, line, or plane whose motion generates a curve, plane, or figure …   English World dictionary

  • generatrix — /jen euh ray triks/, n., pl. generatrices /jen euh ray treuh seez , jen euhr euh truy seez/. Math. generator (def. 4b). [1830 40; < L generatrix producer. See GENERATE, TRIX] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • generatrix — n. geometric element that generates a geometric figure (particularly a straight line that produces a surface by moving in an indicated manner) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • generatrix —    A geometric element that generates a geometric figure, especially a straight line that generates a surface by moving in a specified way. Also called generator. (pr. je ne ray triks) The plural form is generatrices. Also see cone, cylinder, and …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • generatrix — gen·er·a·trix …   English syllables

  • generatrix — gen•er•a•trix [[t]ˌdʒɛn əˈreɪ trɪks[/t]] n. pl. gen•er•a•tri•ces [[t]ˌdʒɛn əˈreɪ trəˌsiz, ˌdʒɛn ər əˈtraɪ siz[/t]] math. Math. an element, as a line, that generates a figure • Etymology: 1830–40; < L …   From formal English to slang

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