cyclide definition

  • noun:
    • some of a class of areas, described by quartic expressions, that are regarding spherical surfaces
    • A surface regarding the 4th degree, having particular special relations to spherical surfaces. The tore or anchor ring is one of the cyclides.
    • In geometry, the envelop of a sphere pressing three fixed spheres.
    • some of a course of surfaces, explained by quartic expressions, which can be associated with spherical areas
    • A surface of this fourth level, having specific special relations to spherical surfaces. The tore or anchor ring is one of the cyclides.
    • In geometry, the envelop of a sphere pressing three fixed spheres.

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