- the surface generated by rotating a catenary about its axis of symmetry.
Origin of catenoid
1875–80; < Latin catēn(a) a chain + -oid
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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.Soap-Bubbles
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- the geometrical surface generated by rotating a catenary about its axis