ruled surface

noun

: a surface generated by a moving straight line with the result that through every point on the surface a line can be drawn lying wholly in the surface

Examples of ruled surface in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ruled surface was in 1836

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“Ruled surface.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ruled%20surface. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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