- Spiral of Archimedes
- Spiral Spi"ral, n. [Cf. F. spirale. See {Spiral}, a.]
1. (Geom.) A plane curve, not re["e]ntrant, described by a
point, called the generatrix, moving along a straight line
according to a mathematical law, while the line is
revolving about a fixed point called the pole. Cf.
{Helix}.
[1913 Webster]
2. Anything which has a spiral form, as a spiral shell. [1913 Webster]

{Equiangular spiral},a plane curve which cuts all its generatrices at the same angle. Same as {Logarithmic spiral}, under {Logarithmic}.

{Spiral of Archimedes}, a spiral the law of which is that the generatrix moves uniformly along the revolving line, which also moves uniformly. [1913 Webster]

*The Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
2000.*

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