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developable surface

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  • n. A surface (in more than two dimensions, a plane is trivially developable) that can be flattened into a plane without distortion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a surface described by a moving right line, and such that consecutive positions of the generator intersect each other. Hence, the surface can be developed into a plane.

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