paraboloid

noun
pa·​rab·​o·​loid | \ pə-ˈra-bə-ˌlȯid How to pronounce paraboloid (audio) \

Definition of paraboloid

: a surface all of whose intersections by planes are either parabolas and ellipses or parabolas and hyperbolas

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Other Words from paraboloid

paraboloidal \ pə-​ˌra-​bə-​ˈlȯi-​dᵊl How to pronounce paraboloid (audio) \ adjective

Examples of paraboloid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nearby, 16 stark-white paraboloid beams supported the Metropolitan Cathedral of Brasília like a crown of thorns. Heidi Mitchell, WSJ, 2 Nov. 2018 Nearby, 16 stark-white paraboloid beams supported the Metropolitan Cathedral of Brasília like a crown of thorns. Heidi Mitchell, WSJ, 2 Nov. 2018 Kagawa Prefectural Gymnasium Built for the 1964 Olympics, the indoor stadium, a cantilevered hyberbolic paraboloid, is threatened with demolition because of leaks. Ben Ryder Howe, Town & Country, 16 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of paraboloid

circa 1702, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paraboloid

parabola + -oid entry 1

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The first known use of paraboloid was circa 1702

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Cite this Entry

“Paraboloid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paraboloid. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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