the surface generated by rotating a catenary about its axis of symmetry.
Origin of catenoid
< Latin catēn(a
) a chain + -oid
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Examples from the Web for catenoid
Historical Examples of catenoid
We shall notice only two of them, the cylinder and the catenoid.
The only surface of revolution having this property is the catenoid formed by the revolution of a catenary about its directrix.
I called one of the bubble forms, if you remember, by its name, catenoid; this is produced when there is no pressure.
British Dictionary definitions for catenoid
the geometrical surface generated by rotating a catenary about its axis
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