gen·​er·​a·​trix ˌje-nə-ˈrā-triks How to pronounce generatrix (audio)
plural generatrices ˌje-nə-ˈrā-trə-ˌsēz How to pronounce generatrix (audio)
: a point, line, or surface whose motion generates a line, surface, or solid

Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of generatrix was in 1840

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“Generatrix.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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