Definition of paraboloid in English:


Syllabification: pa·rab·o·loid
Pronunciation: /pəˈrabəˌloid


1 (also paraboloid of revolution) A solid generated by the rotation of a parabola around its axis of symmetry.
2A solid having two or more nonparallel parabolic cross sections.
More example sentences
  • Here, the repetition and rotation of a basic truss creates the paraboloid form of the roof.
  • Externally the edges of the paraboloids form high gables infilled by curtain glazing on a brick plinth.



Pronunciation: /pəˌrabəˈloidl/
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  • ‘As with the iceberg, the paraboloidal structure cannot topple until its base is partially exposed above the soil level,’ Rorres says.

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