generatrix

[jen-uh-rey-triks]
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.
  1. generator(def 4b).

Origin of generatrix

First recorded in 1830–40, generatrix is from the Latin word generātrīx producer. See generate, -trix
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generatrix

noun plural generatrices (ˈdʒɛnəˌreɪtrɪˌsiːz)
  1. a point, line, or plane that is moved in a specific way to produce a geometric figure
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generatrix

[jĕn′ə-rātrĭks]
Plural generatrices (jĕn′ə-ə-rātrĭ-sēz′, -ər-ə-trīsēz)
  1. 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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