hyperbolic paraboloid


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hyperbolic paraboloid

n.
A surface of which all sections parallel to one coordinate plane are hyperbolas and all sections parallel to another coordinate plane are parabolas.

hyperbol′ic parab′oloid


n.
a paraboloid that can be put into a position such that its sections parallel to one coordinate plane are hyperbolas, with its sections parallel to the other two coordinate planes being parabolas.
[1835–45]
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