“NURBS” Is Singular

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“NURBS” Is Singular

Postby ldo » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:07 am

I keep seeing people refer to “a NURB” when they mean “a NURBS”. “NURBS” is the singular form (i stands for “Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline”).

If you want a plural form, how about “NURBSes”?

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Postby Tehrasha » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:31 pm

As an acronym, standard pluralization rules need not apply, so it could easily be treated as both, like fish. :) But as you say, there is no such thing as a singular NURB.

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Postby stiv » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:42 pm

NURBSZ ?

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Postby ldo » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:00 am

Or you could finesse the issue by only using “NURBS” as an adjective, e.g.

singuler: “NURBS patch”, “NURBS curve”
plural: “NURBS patches”, “NURBS curves”


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