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torus

Pronunciation: /ˈtɔːrəs/

Translation of torus in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -ruses)

  • 1.1 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] toro (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • To be rigorous, the hole is not actually in the torus: the torus is the surface and the hole is in the space around the surface.
    • A small patch of a sphere or torus surface looks almost like a piece of a flat plane and has area rather than volume.
    • ‘In other words, each solution could be drawn on the surface of a torus,’ he notes.
    1.2 [Architecture/Arquitectura] toro (masculine), bocel (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • One stand has a torus molding with red-painted triglyph and metopal sections, while a lower register has alternating black and white sections.
    • A long cylindrical bar of orange-painted steel evokes a tori (temple gate) and serves as a balustrade.
    • The gadrooned flattened torus moulding, shown on the shelf or footrest of the stand in the engraving also appears on the stretchers of the Blenheim stands.
    1.3 [Botany/Botánica] receptáculo (masculine)

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