surface of revolution

noun phrase

: a surface formed by the revolution of a plane curve about a line in its plane

Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of surface of revolution was in 1840

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“Surface of revolution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surface%20of%20revolution. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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