Conformal Definition

Of a transformation in which corresponding angles are equal.
Webster's New World
Designating or specifying a mapping of a surface or region upon another surface so that all angles between intersecting curves remain unchanged.
American Heritage
Designating or of a map projection in which shapes at any point are true, but areas become increasingly exaggerated.
Webster's New World

Such that it conforms, especially that matches the shape of something.


Origin of Conformal

  • Late Latin cōnfōrmālis similar Latin com- com- Latin fōrma shape

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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