braid

(redirected from braided)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.

braid

[brād]
(mathematics)
A braid of order n consists of two parallel lines, sets of n points on each of the lines with a one-to-one correspondence between them, and n nonintersecting space curves, each of which connects one of the n points on one of the parallel lines with the corresponding point on the other; the space curves are configured so that no curve turns back on itself, in the sense that its projection on the plane of the parallel lines lies between the parallel lines and intersects any line parallel to them no more than once, and any two such projections intersect at most a finite number of times.
References in periodicals archive ?
While most braided rugs look about the same as they did 300 years ago, there is now a wider variety of colors and designs.
There's no question that braided lines and fluorocarbon have made a huge impact on some aspects of sportfishing in Florida and around the nation in the last 10 years.
5 Pull both braided pieces back and across each other.
You can disguise a bad-hair day with Alexa Chung's messy pigtails or Mrs Beckham's side plait, pull everything out of your face with Sienna's pretty French braid, or - our favourite - dress up any ensemble with Pixie Lott's braided crown.
Along with fourteen loose braids--five of which still preserve their looped ends--five woven textiles are decorated with loop braided laces, thus adding up to a total of nineteen laces.
As an added bonus for Sturbridge shoppers, each purchase of an American made Sturbridge exclusive 8' x 11' braided rug equates to a matching 2' x 3' rug for free.
Even going for braids, like the full braid or a braided bun or a just a section of hair braided while the rest is left open/tied back, has been the trend during the wedding season.
The BohoBraid - A fashionista favourite, this style is made from two low slung plaits braided together at the back to create a laid back style straight from the beach on to the catwalk.
Since braided hairstyles make a statement and make you stand out from the crowd, the salons are offering a huge variety of braids hair styles and hair techniques.
And because Capel is known for its braided business, not only will two braids be a part of the collection, but O'Brien plans to include a micro braid for upholstery, which would be a new category for Capel.
Update your best braided look by conquering the one style that has forever eluded even the veteran braider -- the Fishtail Braid.