solid of revolution

noun phrase

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

Word History

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of solid of revolution was in 1816

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Cite this Entry

“Solid of revolution.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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