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
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ellipsoid
noun
Related Forms:
- el·lip′soid′ el·lip′soi′dal
adjective
ellipsoid
The equation for an ellipsoid is
^{x2}_{a2} + ^{y2}_{b2} + ^{z2}_{c2} = 1.
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(plural ellipsoids)
(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.
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"ellipsoid." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 22 June 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/ellipsoid>.
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ellipsoid. (n.d.). Retrieved June 22nd, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/ellipsoid