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generatrix


generatrix


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Generatrix  \Gen`er*a"trix\,  n.;  pl  L.  {Generatrices},  E. 
  {Generatrixes}.  [L.]  (Geom.) 
  That  which  generates;  the  point,  or  the  mathematical 
  magnitude,  which  by  its  motion,  generates  another  magnitude, 
  as  a  line  surface,  or  solid;  --  called  also  {describent}.