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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle;
[syn: helix, spiral]

2. a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops;
- Example: "a coil of rope"
[syn: coil, spiral, volute, whorl, helix]

3. type genus of the family Helicidae;
[syn: Helix, genus Helix]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Helix \He"lix\, n.; pl. L. Helices, E. Helixes. [L. helix, Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? to turn round; cf. L. volvere, and E. volute, voluble.] 1. (Geom.) A nonplane curve whose tangents are all equally inclined to a given plane. The common helix is the curve formed by the thread of the ordinary screw. It is distinguished from the spiral, all the convolutions of which are in the plane. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arch.) A caulicule or little volute under the abacus of the Corinthian capital. [1913 Webster] 3. (Anat.) The incurved margin or rim of the external ear. See Illust. of Ear. [1913 Webster] 4. (Zool.) A genus of land snails, including a large number of species. [1913 Webster] Note: The genus originally included nearly all shells, but is now greatly restricted. See Snail, Pulmonifera. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

helix n 1: a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle [syn: helix, spiral] 2: a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; "a coil of rope" [syn: coil, spiral, volute, whorl, helix] 3: type genus of the family Helicidae [syn: Helix, genus Helix]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

23 Moby Thesaurus words for "helix": cirrus, coil, corkscrew, curl, curlicue, evolute, gyre, involute, kink, ringlet, roll, screw, scroll, spiral, swirl, tendril, twirl, twist, volute, volution, vortex, whirl, whorl
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Helix A hardware description language from Silvar-Lisco.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Helix, OR -- U.S. city in Oregon Population (2000): 183 Housing Units (2000): 68 Land area (2000): 0.114338 sq. miles (0.296135 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.114338 sq. miles (0.296135 sq. km) FIPS code: 33250 Located within: Oregon (OR), FIPS 41 Location: 45.850847 N, 118.658297 W ZIP Codes (1990): 97835 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Helix, OR Helix