Winding or circling round a center or pole and gradually receding from it; as, the spiral curve of a watch spring.
A plane curve, not reëntrant, described by a point, called the generatrix, moving along a straight line according to a mathematical law, while the line is revolving about a fixed point called the pole. Cf. Helix.
Winding around a center or axis and gradually receding from or approach ing it. A helical. Advancing to higher levels through a series of cyclical movements. Editor's Note: Hence the phrase "Spiraling out of control." [D03293] Webster
A curve that wind around a fixed point and does not backtrack on itself. Each whorl is a complete turn of the curve around the axis, and it may be on one plane, or in ascendingor conical shape like a shell. The spiral is the basis for the volutes of classic capitals, scrolls, or twisted rope turnings.
a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at ever-greater distances from it
a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle
ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center
a curve drawn from a fixed point steadily getting farther and farther away from the starting point
a curve of monotonically changing curvature
a curve on a plane that continuously winds around a fixed point at a decreasing or increasing distance
a curve that winds in on itself
a curve which, starting from a point of origin, continually diminishes in curvature as it recedes from that point
a plane curve that arises as a result of the movement of a point away from (or towards) a centre combined with a rotation about the centre
(1) the result of twill weaving (under two, over two) continuously over an odd number of spokes. (2) a gradually widening curve winding away from a base to create a design.
(n) A curved line that begins at an origin point, moves further away from the origin, and decreases in curvature as it travels around the origin. A spiral is sometimes referred to as a spiral of Archimedes.
In mathematics, a spiral is a curve which emanates from a central point, getting progressively farther away as it revolves around the point.