elliptic paraboloid

noun Geometry.

a paraboloid that can be put into a position such that its sections parallel to one coordinate plane are ellipses, while its sections parallel to the other two coordinate planes are parabolas.

Nearby words

  1. ellipt,
  2. elliptic,
  3. elliptic function,
  4. elliptic geometry,
  5. elliptic integral,
  6. elliptic spring,
  7. elliptical,
  8. elliptical amputation,
  9. elliptical galaxy,
  10. elliptical light

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