synclastic


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synclastic

(sɪŋˈklæstɪk)
adj
(Mathematics) maths (of a surface) having a curvature at a given point and in a particular direction that is of the same sign as the curvature at that point in perpendicular direction. Compare anticlastic
[C19: from syn- (alike) + Greek klastos bent, from klan to bend]
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A surface on which the Gaussian curvature is everywhere positive (negative) is called synclastic (anticlastic).
The parallel surface S to a timelike (spacelike) non - developable surface surface S at distance [delta] = 1/2H, H a positive constant, is synclastic (respectively, anticlastic).