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.

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  • 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

  • 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.
  • adj. Having some property that belongs to an hyperboloid or hyperbola.

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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • PRAGUE - Architect Karel Hubacek, whose bold hyperboloid design for an elegant mountain-top hotel was named the most significant Czech building of the 20th century, has died.

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  • • The spatial section of the universe is a 3-sphere [a higher-dimensional analogue of a sphere], ruling out the possibility of a flat or hyperboloid geometry.

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