Definitions

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  • adj. curved toward the same side in all directions
  • adj. of a surface whose Gaussian curvature is positive at all points

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Curved toward the same side in all directions; -- said of surfaces which in all directions around any point bend away from a tangent plane toward the same side, as the surface of a sphere; -- opposed to anticlastic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the curvatures of all normal sections similarly directed: noting a curved surface so characterized, as that of a ball: opposed to anticlastic.

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Examples

  • We decided it was time to finally meet, and the daffodil party seemed the perfect time, so we crossed our fingers and hoped a chrono-synclastic infundibulum would not result.

    Dueling (and Partying) Scott Edelmans

  • He invented phenomena like chrono-synclastic infundibula (places in the universe where all truths fit neatly together) as well as religions, like the Church of God the Utterly Indifferent and Bokononism (based on the books of a black British Episcopalian from Tobago "filled with bittersweet lies," a narrator says).

    GreenCine Daily: Kurt Vonnegut, 1922 - 2007.

  • In "The Sirens of Titan" (1959), there is a mathematical point where everybody is right all the time -- "the chrono-synclastic infundibulum."

    Dark Jester, Cranky Scold

  • He invented phenomena like chrono-synclastic infundibula (places in the universe where all truths fit neatly together) as well as religions, like the Church of God the Utterly Indifferent and Bokononism (based on the books of a black British Episcopalian from Tobago “filled with bittersweet lies,” a narrator says).

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Time and again our history plies the same synclastic waters;

    Archive 2005-05-08

  • "Future Guy" could have sent them hurtling back through the space-time continuum (or as Stony Stephenson knew it in 'Between Time And Timbuktu', the chrono-synclastic infundibulum) in order to insure that the Suliban (as the most logical alien race to be involved) did not cause the baby's death.

    A PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT

  • The Chrono-synclastic infundibulum, for example, if l've got that right.

    Don't Panic

  • Negative Poisson's ratio in plane may also make draping of prepregs easier because they will naturally form synclastic curvatures (dome shapes) as opposed to anticlastic curvatures (saddle shapes) like positive PR versions.

    iMechanica - Comments

  • He invented phenomena like chrono-synclastic infundibula (places in the universe where all truths fit neatly together) as well as religions, like the Church of God the Utterly Indifferent and Bokononism (based on the books of a black British Episcopalian from Tobago “filled with bittersweet lies,” a narrator says).”

    Kurt Vonnegut Passes Away » Fanboy.com

  • He invented phenomena like chrono-synclastic infundibula (places in the universe where all truths fit neatly together) as well as religions, like the Church of God the Utterly Indifferent and Bokononism (based on the books of a black British Episcopalian from Tobago

    GreenCine Daily

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