noun, plural gen·er·a·tri·ces [jen-uh-rey-truh-seez, jen-er-uh-trahy-seez] /ˌdʒɛn əˈreɪ trəˌsiz, ˌdʒɛn ər əˈtraɪ siz/. Mathematics.
Origin of generatrix
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The generatrix had to make 1,500 revolutions, and be set in motion by an overshot wheel.
Shall she not be content with her beautiful part as generatrix of Faculty, but must seek to be exponent too?Feminism and Sex-Extinction
noun plural generatrices (ˈdʒɛnəˌreɪtrɪˌsiːz)
a point, line, or plane that is moved in a specific way to produce a geometric figure
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Plural generatrices (jĕn′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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