**conformal** — [kənfôr′məl] adj. [< LL(Ec) conformalis, conformable, similar < L conformare: see CONFORM] 1. Math. of a transformation in which corresponding angles are equal 2. designating or of a map projection in which shapes at any point are true, but … English World dictionary

**conformal** — adjective Etymology: Late Latin conformalis having the same shape, from Latin com + formalis formal, from forma Date: 1893 1. leaving the size of the angle between corresponding curves unchanged < conformal transformation > 2. of a map… … New Collegiate Dictionary

**conformal** — /kənˈfɔməl/ (say kuhn fawmuhl) adjective 1. Geography (of a map) accurate in shape and scale over a small area; orthomorphic. 2. Mathematics preserving the sizes of all the original angles in a projection. {Late Latin conformāl(is) having the… …

**Conformal coating** — material is applied to electronic circuitry to act as protection against moisture, dust, chemicals, and temperature extremes that, if uncoated (non protected), could result in damage or failure of the electronics to function. When electronics… … Wikipedia

**Conformal gravity** — is a generic name for gravity theories which are invariant under conformal transformations in the Riemannian geometry sense; more accurately, they are invariant under Weyl transformations where gab is the metric tensor and Ω(x) is a function on… … Wikipedia

**Conformal anomaly** — is an anomaly i.e. a quantum phenomenon that breaks the conformal symmetry of the classical theory. A classically conformal theory is a theory which, when placed on a surface with arbitrary background metric, has an action that is invariant under … Wikipedia

**conformal transformation** — see under ↑transform • • • Main Entry: ↑conform conformal transformation (mathematics) A change of shape that still preserves a one to one matching of points in the original surface with points in the new surface, as in map making • • • Main… … Useful english dictionary

**Conformal coating** — Conformal coating. См. Конформное покрытие. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) … Словарь металлургических терминов

**Conformal geometry** — In mathematics, conformal geometry is the study of the set of angle preserving (conformal) transformations on a space. In two real dimensions, conformal geometry is precisely the geometry of Riemann surfaces. In more than two dimensions,… … Wikipedia

**Conformal map** — For other uses, see Conformal (disambiguation). A rectangular grid (top) and its image under a conformal map f (bottom). It is seen that f maps pairs of lines intersecting at 90° to pairs of curves still intersecting at 90°. In mathematics, a… … Wikipedia