paraboloid of revolution

Definition of paraboloid of revolution

: the surface generated by the rotation of a parabola about its axis it is a property of a paraboloid of revolution … that rays from an object at infinity are all imaged at the same point on the axis— F. W. Sears

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More About paraboloid of revolution

Dictionary Entries Near paraboloid of revolution

paraboloid

paraboloid of revolution

parabomb

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for paraboloid of revolution

Cite this Entry

“Paraboloid of revolution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paraboloid%20of%20revolution. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!