Definition of catenoid in English:

catenoid

Line breaks: cat¦en|oid
Pronunciation: /ˈkatənɔɪd
 
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noun

Geometry
  • The surface generated by rotating a catenary about its horizontal axis.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

late 19th century: from Latin catena 'chain' + -oid.

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