Entry from US English dictionary
Mathematics A surface whose section parallel to one properly oriented coordinate plane is a hyperbola and whose sections parallel to the other two coordinate planes are parabolas.
- The hyperboloid is then indented and connected to a series of hyperbolic paraboloids through their common directrices.
- His architecture exploits all sorts of new structural types - such as the hyperbolic paraboloid - if not for the very first time, then for the most seminal time.
- But the hyperbolic paraboloid geometry employed made it possible to computer-design and manufacture the various shapes needed at low cost.
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Syllabification: hy·per·bol·ic pa·rab·o·loid
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