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generatrix

Syllabification: gen·er·a·trix
Pronunciation: /ˌjenəˈrātriks
 
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Definition of generatrix in English:

noun (plural generatrices /-trəˌsēz/)

Mathematics
Another term for generator.
Example sentences
  • The male member has at least three facets evenly distributed about its axis and each facet is generally cylindrical with generatrices orthogonal to the axis and on respective opposite sides of a common transverse plane.
  • This direction, however, was formerly always along the generatrix [i.e. parallel to the axis] of the roller cone, until the new type of bit was designed by the author's research group.
  • A cylinder is right, if its generatrices are perpendicular to its base; otherwise, a cylinder is oblique.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin (feminine).

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