ellipsoid
el·lip·soid- a solid formed by rotating an ellipse around either axis: its plane sections are all ellipses or circles
- the surface of such a solid
Origin of ellipsoid
French ellipsoïde: see ellipse and -oid of or shaped like an ellipsoid
ellipsoid
noun
A geometric surface, all of whose plane sections are either ellipses or circles.
Related Forms:
- el·lip′soid′ el·lip′soi′dal
adjective
ellipsoid
The equation for an ellipsoid is
^{x2}_{a2} + ^{y2}_{b2} + ^{z2}_{c2} = 1.
ellipsoid
Noun
(plural ellipsoids)
Adjective
(comparative more ellipsoid, superlative most ellipsoid)
- Shaped like an ellipse; elliptical.
- (mathematics) Of or pertaining to an ellipse.
- (botany) Having the tridimensional shape of an ellipse rotated on its long axis.