[ jen-uh-rey-triks ]
/ ˌdʒɛn əˈreɪ trɪks /
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.
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Examples from the Web for generatrix
The generatrix had to make 1,500 revolutions, and be set in motion by an overshot wheel.
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British Dictionary definitions for generatrix
/ (ˈdʒɛnəˌreɪtrɪks) /
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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Science definitions for generatrix
[ jĕn′ə-rā′trĭks ]
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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