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separatrix Explained

separatrix at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) separatrices

Separatrix at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Separatrix \Sep`a*ra"trix\, n.; pl. L. {-trices}, E. {-trixes}.
[L., she that separates.] (Arith.)
The decimal point; the dot placed at the left of a decimal
fraction, to separate it from the whole number which it
follows. The term is sometimes also applied to other marks of
separation.

separatrix at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

separatrix
n : a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of
information [syn: {solidus}, {slash}, {virgule}, {diagonal},
{stroke}]
[also: {separatrices} (pl)]

separatrix at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

Inter: etyl » la, meaning "she that separates".

Noun

Inter: en-noun » es|pl2=separatrices
  • Inter: mathematic » s The boundary separating two modes of behaviour in a differential equation.
    1. Inter: mathematics » archaic The decimal point.


    Translation: et » separatrix