Definition of developable in English:

developable

Line breaks: de¦vel¦op|able
Pronunciation: /dɪˈvɛləpəb(ə)l
 
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adjective

  • 1(Of land or property) able to be adapted or improved so as to become profitable: there’s competition among retailers for developable sites
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    • But now, I witnessed the steady, indeed significant rise of building inflation to match the hearty price rises of new homes and developable land.
    • It is a shocking fact that despite the vast tracts of industrial wasteland in inner Glasgow the city now has a shortage of developable land.
    • Officers, in their report, say there is no developable land in the area.
  • 2 Geometry (Of a curved surface) capable of being flattened into a plane without overlap or separation, as with a cylinder.
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    • The reduction of the longitudinal length could explain the developable surface but would not be compatible with the hexagonal packing of the columns.
    • These developable surfaces can be explained either by the curvature of long and rather flexible nanotubes or by short nanotubes.
    • The only class of such surfaces known before Weingarten consisted of the developable surfaces isometric to the plane.
  • 3 Mathematics (Of a function or expression) capable of being expanded as a series.
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    • In this particular ground state, the Euclidean point of view, there are no constraints acting on the developable function, and all directions are the same.
    • The topic of analytic iteration (i.e. fractional/real/complex iteration in the set of powerseries developable functions) seems to me the most interesting field regarding uniqueness of the solutions.

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