paraboloid

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paraboloid
The equation for
a circular paraboloid is
x2/a2
+
y2/b2
= z.

pa·rab·o·loid

 (pə-răb′ə-loid′)
n.
A surface having parabolic sections parallel to a single coordinate axis and elliptic or circular sections perpendicular to that axis.

pa·rab′o·loi′dal (-loid′l) adj.

paraboloid

(pəˈræbəˌlɔɪd)
n
(Mathematics) a geometric surface whose sections parallel to two coordinate planes are parabolic and whose sections parallel to the third plane are either elliptical or hyperbolic. Equations x2/a2 ± y2/b2 = 2cz
paˌraboˈloidal adj

pa•rab•o•loid

(pəˈræb əˌlɔɪd)

n.
a surface that can be put into a position such that its sections parallel to at least one coordinate plane are parabolas.
[1650–60]
pa•rab`o•loi′dal, adj.
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Noun1.paraboloid - a surface having parabolic sections parallel to a single coordinate axis and elliptic sections perpendicular to that axisparaboloid - a surface having parabolic sections parallel to a single coordinate axis and elliptic sections perpendicular to that axis
plane figure, two-dimensional figure - a two-dimensional shape