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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 di·rec·trix /-ˈrɛktrɪks/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Di·rect·rix n.; pl. E. Directrixes L. Directrices
 1. A directress. [R.]
 2. Geom. (a) A line along which a point in another line moves, or which in any way governs the motion of the point and determines the position of the curve generated by it; the line along which the generatrix moves in generating a surface. (b) A straight line so situated with respect to a conic section that the distance of any point of the curve from it has a constant ratio to the distance of the same point from the focus.