conformal

adjective
con·​for·​mal | \ kən-ˈfȯr-məl How to pronounce conformal (audio) , (ˌ)kän- \

Definition of conformal

1 : leaving the size of the angle between corresponding curves unchanged conformal transformation
2 of a map : representing small areas in their true shape

Examples of conformal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In this system, the entire region of spacetime is built out of interactions between the components of the quantum system in the conformal field theory. Adam Becker, Scientific American, 20 Jan. 2022 In 2001 Smirnov produced the first rigorous mathematical proof of conformal invariance in a physical model. Allison Whitten, Wired, 11 July 2021 In 2001 Smirnov produced the first rigorous mathematical proof of conformal invariance in a physical model. Allison Whitten, Wired, 11 July 2021 The company proposed to fit conformal fuel tanks to the latest Block III Super Hornet. David Axe, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 In 2001 Smirnov produced the first rigorous mathematical proof of conformal invariance in a physical model. Allison Whitten, Wired, 11 July 2021 In 2001 Smirnov produced the first rigorous mathematical proof of conformal invariance in a physical model. Allison Whitten, Wired, 11 July 2021 In 2001 Smirnov produced the first rigorous mathematical proof of conformal invariance in a physical model. Allison Whitten, Wired, 11 July 2021 In 2001 Smirnov produced the first rigorous mathematical proof of conformal invariance in a physical model. Allison Whitten, Wired, 11 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of conformal

1893, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for conformal

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

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“Conformal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conformal. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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