ruled surface


Definition of ruled surface

: 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

Recent Examples on the Web Questions over pedestrian right-of-way rules surfaced among Seattle Times readers last month after the newspaper covered the installation of a traffic light and crosswalk at Terry Avenue North on Denny Way, an intersection previously not marked. Jessica Lee, The Seattle Times, "Let’s get something straight: Pedestrians always have the right of way at intersections," 18 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of ruled surface

1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Ruled surface.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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