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hyperboloid

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

• n. Either of two quadric surfaces generated by rotating a hyperbola about either of its main axes and having a finite center with certain plane sections that are hyperbolas and others that are ellipses or circles.

• n. A particular surface in three-dimensional Euclidean space, the graph of a quadratic with all three variables squared and their coefficients not all of the same sign.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• adj. Having some property that belongs to an hyperboloid or hyperbola.
• n. A surface of the second order, which is cut by certain planes in hyperbolas; also, the solid, bounded in part by such a surface.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

• n. A quadric surface having a center not at infinity, and some of its plane sections hyperbolas.
• n. A hyperbola of a higher order.

• n. a quadric surface generated by rotating a hyperbola around its main axis

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Examples

• It has 4 nester hyperboloid mirrors and 4 nested paraboloid mirrors to focus the x-rays.

• Figure 3 by taking Î£ to be the indicated spacelike hyperboloid of (1 + 1) - dimensional Minkowski spacetime.

Time Machines

• The big milling machine was working on the final large beryllium component, a large metallic hyperboloid about fifty centimeters in length, with a maximum width of twenty.

The Sum of all Fears

• Inside the hyperboloid will be this cylinder of tritium-enriched lithium deuteride. '

The Sum of all Fears

• Armed with this and with the running data from instruments he set out to calculate the hyperboloid by which he intended to pass the Sun.

The Past Through Tomorrow

• They would pass very close to Earth in an hyperboloid at better than five miles per second, Earth relative.

The Rolling Stones

• The Valkyrie blasted away to shape a fast, almost flat, hyperboloid orbit; she would arrive as soon or sooner than the Nautilus.

Between Planets

• He put on his control machine the equation of a hyperboloid of two branches, and changed the constants gradually till the two branches came close.