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Definition of "paraboloid" [pa•rab•o•loid]

  • A surface having parabolic sections parallel to a single coordinate axis and elliptic sections perpendicular to that axis. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "paraboloid" in a sentence
  • "A paraboloid is a three-dimensional shape that has two terms of x, y, or z that are squared and one term of x, y, or z that is not."
  • "When one squared term is negative and one is positive, like in the second equation, the paraboloid is a hyperbolic paraboloid (shaped like a saddle When both squared terms are positive, like in the first equation, the paraboloid is an"
  • "We're back to my hyperbolic, paraboloid, transitional floating zone."
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