ellipsoid[e lip′so̵id′, i-]
ellipsoid definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- 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: French ellipsoïde: see ellipse and amp; -oid
of or shaped like an ellipsoid
ellipsoid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A geometric surface, all of whose plane sections are either ellipses or circles.
- el·lipˈsoidˌ, el·lipˌsoiˈdal adjective
ellipsoid - Science Definition
A three-dimensional geometric figure resembling a flattened sphere. Any cross section of an ellipsoid is an ellipse or circle. An ellipsoid is generated by rotating an ellipse around one of its axes.