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Receptacle vs. Torus

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Receptaclenoun

A container.

Torusnoun

(geometry) The standard representation of such a space in 3-dimensional Euclidean space: a surface or solid formed by rotating a closed curve, especially a circle, about a line which lies in the same plane but does not intersect it (e.g. like a ring doughnut).

Receptaclenoun

(botany) The part of the flower stalk (peduncle or pedicel) to which the floral parts are attached; a thalamus, a torus.

Torusnoun

(topology) A topological space which is a product of two circles.

‘A 4-variable Karnaugh map can be thought of, topologically, as being a torus.’; ‘solid torus’;

Receptaclenoun

In the Asteraceae (aster or sunflower family), the end of the peduncle to which all of the florets of the flower head are attached.

Torusnoun

A ring-shaped object, especially a large ring-shaped chamber used in physical research.

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Receptaclenoun

(phycology) A structure at the end of a branch of an alga containing conceptacles (reproductive organs).

Torusnoun

(architecture) A large convex molding, typically semicircular in cross section, which commonly projects at the base of a column and above the plinth.

Receptaclenoun

(zoology) An organ that receives and holds a secretion.

Torusnoun

(anatomy) A rounded ridge of bone or muscle, especially one on the occipital bone.

Receptaclenoun

A contact device installed at an outlet for the connection of an attachment plug (typically by receiving the plug's prongs) to supply portable appliances or equipment.

Torusnoun

(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.

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Receptaclenoun

That which serves, or is used, for receiving and containing something, as for examople, a basket, a vase, a bag, a reservoir; a repository.

‘O sacred receptacle of my joys!’;

Torusnoun

(botany) The thickening of a membrane closing a wood-cell pit (as of gymnosperm tracheids) having the secondary cell wall arched over the pit cavity.

Receptaclenoun

The apex of the flower stalk, from which the organs of the flower grow, or into which they are inserted. See Illust. of Flower, and Ovary.

Torusnoun

A large molding used in the bases of columns. Its profile is semicircular. See Illust. of Molding.

Receptaclenoun

a container that is used to put or keep things in

Torusnoun

One of the ventral parapodia of tubicolous annelids. It usually has the form of an oblong thickening or elevation of the integument with rows of uncini or hooks along the center. See Illust. under Tubicolæ.

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Receptaclenoun

enlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts

Torusnoun

The receptacle, or part of the flower on which the carpels stand.

Receptaclenoun

an electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert

Torusnoun

The surface described by the circumference of a circle revolving about a straight line in its own plane.

Torusnoun

a ring-shaped surface generated by rotating a circle around an axis that does not intersect the circle

Torusnoun

commonly the lowest molding at the base of a column

Torus

In geometry, a torus (plural tori, colloquially donut) is a surface of revolution generated by revolving a circle in three-dimensional space about an axis that is coplanar with the circle. If the axis of revolution does not touch the circle, the surface has a ring shape and is called a torus of revolution.

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