### Definition of Ellipsoidal

1. Adjective. Having the nature or shape of an ellipsoid.

Exact synonyms: Ellipsoid, Spheroidal
Similar to: Rounded
Derivative terms: Ellipsoid, Ellipsoid, Spheroid

### Definition of Ellipsoidal

1. Adjective. (mathematics) of or pertaining to an ellipse or an ellipsoid ¹

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### Literary usage of Ellipsoidal

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1. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"Fruit ellipsoidal, ovoid, or pyriform. Calyx-lobes serrate. Leaves broadly ovate, flabellate, the lobes reflexed * . leaves oblo n p-ovate, ..."

2. A Treatise on Infinitesimal Calculus: Containing Differential and Integral by Bartholomew Price (1868)
"Hence also the attractions on an external particle of two homogeneous ellipsoidal shells, the external bounding surfaces of which are concentric and ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1904)
"On the Integrals of the Squares of ellipsoidal Surface Harmonic Functions. ... This paper is a sequel to three others on ellipsoidal harmonic analysis and ..."

4. Elements of the Theory of the Newtonian Potential Function by Benjamin Osgood Peirce (1902)
"Let us consider a shell of homogeneous matter bounded by two similar, similarly placed, and concentric ellipsoidal surfaces, whose semi-axes shall be ..."

5. An Elementary Treatise on Spherical Harmonics and Subjects Connected with Them by Norman Macleod Ferrers (1877)
"And any ellipsoidal surface harmonic of the degree i, i — 2... in x, y, z, may, by suitably introducing the factor be expressed as a homogeneous function of ..."

6. The Theory and Practice of Absolute Measurements in Electricity and Magnetism by Andrew Gray (1888)
"An ellipsoidal Conductor at an infinite distance from all other conductors. ... For there can be no force within the ellipsoidal conductor, and it is easy ..."

7. Hydrodynamics by Horace Lamb (1895)
"In questions relating to ellipsoids with three unequal axes we may use the method of Lame"s Functions*, or, as they are now often called,' ellipsoidal ..."