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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.
(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
a surface that can be put into a position such that its sections parallel to at least one coordinate plane are parabolas.