One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A solid or surface having plane sections that are hyperbolas, ellipses, or circles.
- ‘In the vicinity of point M, we assume that the surface of the hyperboloid is a plane.’
- ‘To calculate atomic volumes, the Voronoi cell procedure using hyperboloid interfaces between atoms was applied.’
- ‘In 1826 he generalised his theorem to a hyperboloid of revolution, rather than a cone.’
- ‘Out of this work came another of Wren's important mathematical results, namely that the hyperboloid of revolution is a ruled surface.’
- ‘To compare this funny word with something more familiar, a hyperboloid is a two-dimensional pseudosphere.’
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