helix
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈhiːlɪks/
Noun

helix (plural helixes or helices)

  1. (mathematics) A curve on the surface of a cylinder or cone such that its angle to a plane perpendicular to the axis is constant; the three-dimensional curve seen in a screw or a spiral staircase.
  2. (architecture) A small volute under the abacus of a Corinthian capital.
  3. (anatomy) The incurved rim of the external ear.
  4. An upside down midair 360° spin in playboating.
Synonyms
  • (curve) spiral (not in technical use)
Related terms Translations Translations Verb

helix (helixes, present participle helixing; past and past participle helixed)

  1. To form or cause to form a helix.



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