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ellipsoid

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Noun

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Singular
ellipsoid

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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.

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Adjective

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Positive
ellipsoid

Comparative
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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.

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Noun

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Genitive

ellipsoid c.

  1. (mathematics) ellipsoid

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