
Definition of Ellipsoid
1. Noun. A surface whose plane sections are all ellipses or circles. "The Earth is an ellipsoid"
2. Adjective. Having the nature or shape of an ellipsoid.
Definition of Ellipsoid
1. n. A solid, all plane sections of which are ellipses or circles. See Conoid,
2. a. Pertaining to, or shaped like, an ellipsoid; as, ellipsoid or ellipsoidal form.
Definition of Ellipsoid
1. Noun. (mathematics) a surface, all of whose cross sections are elliptic or circular (includes the sphere) ¹
2. Noun. (geography) Such a surface used as a model of the shape of the earth. ¹
3. Adjective. (mathematics) of or pertaining to an ellipse; ellipsoidal ¹
4. Adjective. Shaped like an ellipse; elliptical. ¹
5. Adjective. Shaped like a symmetrical oval that is evenly tapered on both ends. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Ellipsoid
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Literary usage of Ellipsoid
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1. The Collected Mathematical Papers of Arthur Cayley by Arthur Cayley (1889)
"Consider the attracting ellipsoid, which for distinction may be termed the ...
Legendre shows that the attraction of the portion of the ellipsoid S included ..."
2. Mathematical Crystallography and the Theory of Groups of Movements by Harold Hilton (1903)
"7} Hence — = the length of the radius vector of the ellipsoid 1 .... (iii), drawn
from the centre parallel to the straight line representing B. Since this ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"When two only of tbe changea of length are equal, the ellipsoid becomes one of
rotation, oblate or prolate as the case may be; and if the radius of the ..."
4. Manual of Petrographic Methods by Albert Johannsen (1918)
"Fresnel's ellipsoid. — The Fresnel ellipsoid is a simple ellipsoid of one surface
which has for its three axes the maximum, minimum, and mean ease of ..."
5. Mathematical Papers by William Kingdon Clifford (1882)
"GEOMETRY ON AN ellipsoid*. THE metric properties of an ellipsoid are entirely
... To represent the ellipsoid on a plane we require also two fixed points ..."
6. Manual of Petrographic Methods by Albert Johannsen (1918)
"The Fresnel ellipsoid is a simple ellipsoid of one surface which has for its
three axes the maximum, minimum, and mean ease of vibration. ..."