
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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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 inandcircumscribed 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 Inandcircumscribed 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 Inandcircumscribed Triangle" (Journal, t. I. p. ..."