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hyperbolic paraboloid

noun, Geometry
1.
a paraboloid that can be put into a position such that its sections parallel to one coordinate plane are hyperbolas, with its sections parallel to the other two coordinate planes being parabolas.
Origin of hyperbolic paraboloid
1835-1845
1835-45
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