A surface on which the Gaussian curvature K is everywhere positive. When K is everywhere negative, a surface is called anticlastic. A point at which the Gaussian curvature is positive is called an elliptic point.

See also

Anticlastic, Elliptic Point, Gaussian Quadrature, Hyperbolic Point, Parabolic Point, Planar Point

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Synclastic." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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