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synclastic

[ sin-klas-tik, sing- ]
/ sɪnˈklæs tɪk, sɪŋ- /
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adjective Mathematics.
(of a surface) having principal curvatures of similar sign at a given point.
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Compare anticlastic.

Origin of synclastic

1865–70; syn- + Greek klast(ós) broken + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for synclastic

synclastic
/ (sɪŋˈklæstɪk) /

adjective
maths (of a surface) having a curvature at a given point and in a particular direction that is of the same sign as the curvature at that point in perpendicular directionCompare anticlastic

Word Origin for synclastic

C19: from syn- (alike) + Greek klastos bent, from klan to bend
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