[an-tee-klas-tik, an-tahy-]

adjective Mathematics.

(of a surface) having principal curvatures of opposite sign at a given point.

Compare synclastic.

Origin of anticlastic

First recorded in 1865–70; anti- + clastic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for anticlastic



maths (of a surface) having a curvature, at a given point and in a particular direction, that is of the opposite sign to the curvature at that point in a perpendicular directionCompare synclastic
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