Definition of Porism

1. n. A proposition affirming the possibility of finding such conditions as will render a certain determinate problem indeterminate or capable of innumerable solutions.



Definition of Porism

1. a type of mathematical proposition [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Porism

poriferan
poriferans
poriferologist
poriferologists
poriferology
poriferous
porifers
poriform
porime
porimes
porin
poriness
poring
poring over
porins
porism (current term)
porismatic
porisms
poristic
porite
porites
pork-and-veal goulash
pork-barreling
pork-barrelling
pork-fish
pork and beans
pork barrel
pork barrelling
pork belly

Literary usage of Porism

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"porism, in geometry, a name given by ancient geometers to a class of ... Playfair defined a porism thus: Ba proposition affirming the possibility of finding ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1856)
"S. THE porism of the in-and-circumscribed triangle in its most general form relates to a triangle, the angles of which lie in fixed curves, and the sides of ..."

3. The Collected Mathematical Papers of Arthur Cayley by Arthur Cayley (1898)
"Note on the porism of the In-and-circumscribed Polygon . . 87 Phil. Mag. t. vi. (1853), pp. 99—102. Correction of two Theorems relating to the ..."

4. Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society by London Mathematical Society (1865)
"Mr. LJ Rogers on the porism of [June 11, motion of the liquid due to the rotation of the ... Note on the porism of the Inscribed and Circumscribing Polygon. ..."

5. The Collected Mathematical Papers of Arthur Cayley by Arthur Cayley (1890)
"ON THE A POSTERIORI DEMONSTRATION OF THE porism OF THE ... IN my former paper " On the porism of the In-and-circumscribed Triangle" (Journal, t. I. p. ..."

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