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hyperbolic paraboloid

noun

Definition of HYPERBOLIC PARABOLOID

:  a saddle-shaped quadric surface whose sections by planes parallel to one coordinate plane are hyperbolas while those sections by planes parallel to the other two are parabolas if proper orientation of the coordinate axes is assumed

First Known Use of HYPERBOLIC PARABOLOID

1842

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