Definition of hyperboloid in English:

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Pronunciation: /hīˈpərbəˌloid/


A solid or surface having plane sections that are hyperbolas, ellipses, or circles.
Example sentences
  • In the vicinity of point M, we assume that the surface of the hyperboloid is a plane.
  • Out of this work came another of Wren's important mathematical results, namely that the hyperboloid of revolution is a ruled surface.
  • In 1826 he generalised his theorem to a hyperboloid of revolution, rather than a cone.



Pronunciation: /hīˌpərbəˈloidl/
Example sentences
  • He has a Parisian optician produce hyperboloidal lenses for a demonstration, but the lenses are a failure.
  • These members complete the hyperboloidal structural connections to make the new structural principle operate.
  • For general hyperboloidal gears, let us now calculate and in the same way in terms of the velocity ratio.

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Syllabification: hy·per·bo·loid

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