Cassini-oval definition

(geometry) A plane curve defined as the set (locus) of points in the plane such that the product of the distances to two fixed points is constant (related to an ellipse, for which the sum of the distances is constant).
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of cassini-oval - cassinian-oval

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cassini-oval
Plural:
cassini-ovals

Origin of cassini-oval

  • Named after the astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini, who studied them in 1680.

    From Wiktionary