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## di·rec·trix

(dĭ-rĕk′trĭks, dī-)
n. pl. di·rec·trix·es or di·rec·tri·ces (dī′rĕk-trī′sēz)
1. Mathematics A fixed curve traversed by a generatrix in generating a conic section or a cylinder.
2. The median line in the trajectory of fire of an artillery piece.

## directrix

(dɪˈrɛktrɪks; daɪ-)
n
1. (Mathematics) geometry a fixed reference line, situated on the convex side of a conic section, that is used when defining or calculating its eccentricity
2. (Professions) a directress
[C17: New Latin, feminine of director]
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## di•rec•trix

(dɪˈrɛk trɪks, daɪ-)

n., pl. di•rec•trix•es, di•rec•tri•ces (dɪˈrɛk trɪˌsiz, daɪ-, ˌdaɪ rɛkˈtraɪ siz)
1. a fixed line used in the description of a curve or surface.
2. Archaic. directress.
[1695–1705]
usage: See -trix.

## di·rec·trix

(dĭ-rĕk′trĭks)
A straight line used in constructing a curve such as a parabola.
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In other words, we must prove that for [[lambda].sub.2], there exists a point F (the "focus") and a line l (the "directrix") as described for Set No.
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One line, at a multiple of six units from the centre (F) of the circles is darkened and represents the directrix (CD) of some conics, which can be plotted with a focus at F.
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In this way, the geometrical surfaces are generated by a generating curve G in it movement along the directrix curve D (Botez, 1967).
During this lesson we will find the locus of all the points that are equi-distant from a line (called the directrix) and a point (the focus).
According to the cinematic principle of the generation of the real surfaces on machine tools, for the generation of complex surface in a general case, the generating element must effectuate a movement along the theoretic generatrix G and a movement along the theoretical directrix D (Sandu & Strajescu, 2006), (Strajescu & Sandu, 2006).

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