# Generatrix

## Geometric object moved along a path to generate a shape / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In geometry, a **generatrix** (/dʒɛnəˈreɪtrɪks/) or **describent** is a point, curve or surface that, when moved along a given path, generates a new shape.[1] The path directing the motion of the generatrix motion is called a **directrix** or **dirigent**.[2]

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