surface of revolution

noun Mathematics.

a surface formed by revolving a plane curve about a given line.

Nearby words

  1. surface integral,
  2. surface mail,
  3. surface noise,
  4. surface of light and shade,
  5. surface of projection,
  6. surface plate,
  7. surface road,
  8. surface structure,
  9. surface tension,
  10. surface wave

Origin of surface of revolution

First recorded in 1830–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019