Definition of paraboloid in English:

paraboloid

noun

  • 1A solid generated by the rotation of a parabola about its axis of symmetry.

  • 2A solid having two or more non-parallel parabolic cross sections.

    • ‘Externally the edges of the paraboloids form high gables infilled by curtain glazing on a brick plinth.’
    • ‘Here, the repetition and rotation of a basic truss creates the paraboloid form of the roof.’

Pronunciation

paraboloid

/pəˈrab(ə)lɔɪd/