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Shape

Implies a three-dimensional definition that indicates outline and bulk of the outlined area.

shape

1. Any of a number of metal bars or beams of uniform section, as an I-beam.
2. To cut a profile or detail, as a beaded or rounded edge on a board.
3. To work a material to a required pattern, as on a shaper.
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By defining proper cross sections using the method mentioned above, we can get an analytical surface to express geometric shape. In order to introduce an analytical axial rule, the coefficient b is replaced by the same B-spline CST definition in formula (5).
Although the geometric shapes of the NY30 sprinkler dimensionless radial profiles (Figure 4) resemble a triangular geometric shape, it was observed that sprinkler spacings shorter than those recommended by Christiansen (Keller & Bliesner, 1990), for the typical radial profile B, resulted in CU values greater than 80% for rectangular (Figure 5) and triangular (Figure 6) layouts.
Each individual canvas isolates a geometric shape or a grid fragment, or shows a confluence of a few lines and rectangles, arcs, triangles, chevrons, diamonds, or rays--an assortment akin to the hard-edged shapes inventoried on Kandinsky's late paintings, but here rendered singly, one per canvas, and then grouped with three brethren.
In addition to the lines, the geometric shapes used in this activity give students an opportunity to further explore and define the various characteristics of rectangles, squares, ovals, and circles.
For this activity, students will design and build their own geometric shape design that must contain at least eight sides.
When all rubbings are complete, ask students to select specific textures for specific shapes in their drawn geometric shape T design.
'The bowl is cast to a perfect geometric shape which nobody else has been able to achieve,' he said.
The mixing elements are arranged at intervals on the mixer shaft and their size, number, arrangement, geometric shape and peripheral speed are designed to force the product into appropriate components of axial and radial motion.
If one imagines twelve rows of lines in pyramid (triangular) form the total number of lines required to make the geometric shape is 78 (i.e., 1 + 2 + 3 .
In it, a single-helix strand of synthesized DNA is folded into a loose geometric shape and held in place with a few short strands of DNA.
The Jumbo Music Block is an over sized plush toy with each side featuring a colorful geometric shape and two digitally recorded children's songs.
We play a game called "I Spy," where you have to tell the class where you see a geometric shape in the painting.

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