Definition of paraboloid in English:


Pronunciation /pəˈrabəˌloid/ /pəˈræbəˌlɔɪd/


  • 1

    (also paraboloid of revolution)
    A solid generated by the rotation of a parabola around its axis of symmetry.

  • 2A solid having two or more nonparallel parabolic cross sections.

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