Definition of catenoid in English:
The surface generated by rotating a catenary about its horizontal axis.
- The catenoid is a minimal surface with ‘too much’ negative curvature.
- Soap bubbles and cell membranes are often catenoids, and molecules may knit together to form helicoid surfaces, emblems of stable energy states.
- These catenoids are the first explicitly known discrete minimal surfaces besides the trivial plane.
Definition of catenoid in:
- British & World English dictionary
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