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[sin-klas-tik, sing-]
adjective Mathematics.
  1. (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


  1. 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
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Word Origin

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