solid of revolution

noun phrase

Definition of solid of revolution

: a mathematical solid conceived as formed by the revolution of a plane figure about an axis in its plane

First Known Use of solid of revolution

1816, in the meaning defined above

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“Solid of revolution.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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