surface of translation

surface of translation

[¦sər·fəs əv tranz′lā·shən]
(mathematics)
A surface that can be generated from two curves by translating either one of them parallel to itself in such a way that each of its points describes a curve that is a translation of the other curve. Also known as translation surface.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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