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A lamina is an ideal of a (rigid) body embedded in ordinary space such that one of its dimensions is infinitesimal.

That is, its thickness can be considered to be uniform and positive, but small enough to be ignored.

Such a lamina can be interpreted as a body which is all surface.

Thus it has area and (area) density but zero thickness.

Uniform Lamina

A uniform lamina is a lamina whose (area) density is constant.

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Linguistic Note

The word lamina derives from the Latin for thin piece of metal, wood, or marble, or plate, leaf, or layer.

Hence the plural of lamina is properly laminae, although the form laminas can often be seen.