generatrix

generatrix

[jen-uh-rey-triks]
noun, plural generatrices [jen-uh-rey-truh-seez, jen-er-uh-trahy-seez] . Mathematics.
generator ( def 4b ).

Origin:
1830–40; < Latin generātrīx producer. See generate, -trix

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generatrix (ˈdʒɛnəˌreɪtrɪks)
 
n , pl generatrices
a point, line, or plane that is moved in a specific way to produce a geometric figure

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generatrix   (jěn'ə-rā'trĭks)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural generatrices (jěn'ə-ə-rā'trĭ-sēz', -ər-ə-trī'sēz)
A geometric element that generates a geometric figure, especially a straight line that generates a surface by moving in a specified fashion. Also called generator.
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