from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A three-dimensional surface formed by rotation of a catenary

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Chainshaped; catenary.
  • n. The surface of revolution of the catenary. Meusnier found (1776) that every minimal surface of revolution is the catenoid.


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