Webster 1913 Edition
Capable of being developed.
a surface described by a moving right line, and such that consecutive positions of the generator intersect each other. Hence, the surface can be developed into a plane.
developable (comparative more developable, superlative most developable)
- Suitable for development, often specifically for construction
- (photography, of a latent image) Which can be developed into a visible image.
- (geometry, of a surface) Described by a moving right line, and such that consecutive positions of the generator intersect each other, allowing the surface to be developed into a plane.
developable (plural developables)
- (geometry) A developable surface.