### Definition of Developable

1. a. Capable of being developed.

### Definition of Developable

1. Adjective. Suitable for development, often specifically for construction ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

### Medical Definition of Developable

1. Capable of being developed. Developable surface, 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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### Lexicographical Neighbors of Developable

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### Literary usage of Developable

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1. Theory of Differential Equations by Andrew Russell Forsyth (1906)
"It is convenient to consider the developable surface circumscribed to an integral surface along a characteristic: it is called the characteristic ..."

2. A Treatise on the Analytic Geometry of Three Dimensions by George Salmon (1882)
"Now we know from the theory of discriminants (see Higher Algebra, Art. Ill) that the equation of the developable is of the form a\$> + 6"i|r = 0, ..."

3. An Elementary Treatise on Solid Geometry by Charles Smith (1886)
"Suppose we have any number of generating lines of a developable surface, that is any number of straight lines such that each intersects the next consecutive ..."

4. Elements of Quaternions by William Rowan Hamilton (1866)
"In fact, the tangent plane to the osculating sphere at P touchet its own developable envelope along a neia right line, of which the scalar equations are, ..."

5. A Treatise on Infinitesimal Calculus: Containing Differential and Integral by Bartholomew Price (1857)
"On the equation of developable surfaces. As any and every two consecutive generators of a developable surface intersect, and as these two, as shewn in Art. ..."

6. The Elements of Descriptive Geometry: Shadows and Perspective. With a Brief by Samuel Edward Warren (1877)
"The general, or re-entrant developable surface just illustrated by the ... The intersection of the developable helicoid with a cylinder having the sante ..."

7. Projective Differential geometry of Curves and ruled Surfaces by Ernest Julius Wilczynski (1906)
"S' must therefore be a developable. If, however, this plane contains the other generator through P?, namely that one which passes through Py, we must have A ..."