Bertrand curve

noun

Ber·​trand curve
ˈber-ˌtränd-,
ber-ˈträⁿ-
: either of two twisted curves having the property that the principal normals to one of them are also principal normals to the other

Word History

Etymology

after Joseph L. F. Bertrand †1900 French mathematician

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“Bertrand curve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bertrand%20curve. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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