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Meaning of hyperboloid

hy•per•bo•loid

Pronunciation: (hī-pûr'bu-loid"), [key]
— n. Math.
  1. a quadric surface having a finite center and some of its plane sections hyperbolas. Equation: &hyperboloid;.
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