surface of translation
surface of translation[¦sər·fəs əv tranz′lā·shən]
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.