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conformal

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adjective con·for·mal \kən-ˈfȯr-məl, (ˌ)kän-\

Definition of conformal

  1. 1 :  leaving the size of the angle between corresponding curves unchanged <conformal transformation>

  2. 2 of a map :  representing small areas in their true shape



Origin of conformal

Late Latin conformalis having the same shape, from Latin com- + formalis formal, from forma


First Known Use: 1893

Rhymes with conformal


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