- The definition of a paraboloid is a solid with two or more parabolic sections parallel to a single axis, or is a solid generated by rotating a parabola around a center point (axis).
A solid made by rotating a parabola around an axis is an example of a paraboloid.
- paraboloidal adjective
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- pa·rabˌo·loiˈdal adjective
the equation for a circular paraboloid is:
paraboloid - Science Definition
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