surface of revolution
Date: 1840 a surface formed by the revolution of a plane curve about a line in its plane

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  • 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

  • surface of revolution — a surface held to be formed by the revolution of a plane curve about a line in its plane * * * Math. a surface formed by revolving a plane curve about a given line. [1830 40] * * * surface of revolution, Geometry. a surface which is generated by… …   Useful 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 — sukimosi paviršius statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. surface of revolution; surface of rotation vok. Drehfläche, f; Rotationsfläche, f; Umdrehungsfläche, f rus. поверхность вращения, f pranc. surface de rotation, f; surface de… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • surface of revolution — Math. a surface formed by revolving a plane curve about a given line. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • Vertex of a surface of revolution — Vertex Ver tex, n.; pl. {Vertexes}, L. {Vertices}. [L. vertex, icis, a whirl, top of the head, top, summit, from vertere to turn. See {Verse}, and cf. {Vortex}.] A turning point; the principal or highest point; top; summit; crown; apex.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surface de révolution — sukimosi paviršius statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. surface of revolution; surface of rotation vok. Drehfläche, f; Rotationsfläche, f; Umdrehungsfläche, f rus. поверхность вращения, f pranc. surface de rotation, f; surface de… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • surface of rotation — sukimosi paviršius statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. surface of revolution; surface of rotation vok. Drehfläche, f; Rotationsfläche, f; Umdrehungsfläche, f rus. поверхность вращения, f pranc. surface de rotation, f; surface de… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • 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

  • 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

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