Meaning of ELLIPSOID in English

ELLIPSOID

/i lip"soyd/ , n.

1. Geom. a solid figure all plane sections of which are ellipses or circles. Typical equation: ( x 2 / a 2 ) + ( y 2 / b 2 ) + ( z 2 / c 2 ) = 1.

adj.

2. ellipsoidal.

[ 1715-25; ellipsoïde. See ELLIPSE, -OID ]

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