Associations to the word «Tori»


TORUS, noun. (topology) A topological space which is a product of two circles.
TORUS, noun. (mathematics) The standard representation of such a space in 3-dimensional Euclidean space: a shape consisting of a ring with a circular cross-section: the shape of an inner tube or hollow doughnut.
TORUS, noun. (topology) (in combination) (n-torus) (4-torus) (etc.) The product of the specified number of circles.
TORUS, noun. (architecture) A molding which projects at the base of a column and above the plinth.
TORUS, noun. (botany) The end of the peduncle or flower stalk to which the floral parts (or in the Asteraceae, the florets of a flower head) are attached; see receptacle.

Dictionary definition

TORUS, noun. A ring-shaped surface generated by rotating a circle around an axis that does not intersect the circle.
TORUS, noun. Commonly the lowest molding at the base of a column.

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