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ellipsoid

English

Noun

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Singular
ellipsoid

Plural
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  1. (mathematics) a surface, all of whose cross sections are elliptic or circular (includes the sphere)
  2. (geography) Such a surface used as a model of the shape of the earth.
    Here the geoid is thirty meters below the ellipsoid.

Derived terms

  • ellipsoid of revolution

Translations

Adjective

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Positive
ellipsoid

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. (mathematics) of or pertaining to an ellipse; ellipsoidal
  2. Shaped like an ellipse; elliptical.
  3. Shaped like a symmetrical oval that is evenly tapered on both ends.

Derived terms

  • ellipsoid geodesic
  • ellipsoid method
  • ellipsoid packing
  • subellipsoid

Related terms


Swedish

Noun

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Nominative
Genitive

ellipsoid c.

  1. (mathematics) ellipsoid

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