Definition of Homaloid

1. a. Flat; even; -- a term applied to surfaces and to spaces, whether real or imagined, in which the definitions, axioms, and postulates of Euclid respecting parallel straight lines are assumed to hold true.

Definition of Homaloid

1. Euclidian space [n -S]

Medical Definition of Homaloid

1. Flat; even; a term applied to surfaces and to spaces, whether real or imagined, in which the definitions, axioms, and postulates of Euclid respecting parallel straight lines are assumed to hold true. Origin: Gr. Even. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Homaloid

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Literary usage of Homaloid

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1. Mathematical Papers by William Kingdon Clifford (1882)
"ON THE FREE MOTION UNDER NO FORCES OF A RIGID SYSTEM IN AN N-FOLD homaloid. (Provisional Notice.)* THE problem of the rotation under no forces of a rigid ..."

2. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales by Royal Society of New South Wales (1901)
"We proceed to shew that neither space can possibly exist in a homaloid of the same number of dimensions ... 1 That is an homogeneous and isotropic homaloid. ..."

3. The Cambridge and Dublin Mathematical Journal by William Whewell, Duncan Farquharson Gregory, Robert Leslie Ellis, William Thomson Kelvin, Norman Macleod Ferrers (1851)
"Then <a (a, /3, y, 8, E) = 0, and the equation to the tangent homaloid will be \a> (a, j3, 7, 8, E) = 0, and the equation to the polar of the second degree ..."

4. Popular Lectures on Scientific Subjects by Hermann von Helmholtz (1903)
"Analytical geometry may be as completely and consistently worked out for such spaces as ordinary geometry can for our actually existing homaloid space. ..."

5. Geometry of Four Dimensions by Henry Parker Manning (1914)
"Flat noun and adjective), linear, homaloid (or ... homaloid, flat, represented by an equation or by equations of the first degree, Sylvester, 1851; ..."

6. The Metaphysic of Experience by Shadworth Hollway Hodgson (1898)
"My conclusion therefore is,—so far as a non- mathematician may venture to express one,—that Newton's absolute homaloid space remains, as before, ..."