Definition of Spheroid

1. Noun. A shape that is generated by rotating an ellipse around one of its axes. "It looked like a sphere but on closer examination I saw it was really a spheroid"

Exact synonyms: Ellipsoid Of Revolution
Generic synonyms: Round Shape
Derivative terms: Spheroidal



Definition of Spheroid

1. n. A body or figure approaching to a sphere, but not perfectly spherical; esp., a solid generated by the revolution of an ellipse about one of its axes.

Definition of Spheroid

1. Noun. A solid of revolution generated by rotating an ellipse about its major (prolate), or minor (oblate) axis. ¹

2. Adjective. Of a shape similar to a squashed sphere. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spheroid

1. a type of geometric solid [n -S]

Medical Definition of Spheroid

1. Spheroidal Shaped like a sphere. Origin: L. Spheroideus (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spheroid

spherobacteria
spherocobaltite
spherocobaltites
spheroconic
spheroconics
spherocylinder
spherocylinders
spherocylindrical lens
spherocyte
spherocytes
spherocytic anaemia
spherocytic jaundice
spherocytosis
spherograph
spherographs
spheroid (current term)
spheroid articulation
spheroid calcification
spheroid colony
spheroid joint
spheroidal
spheroidally
spheroidals
spheroidical
spheroids
spheromak
spheromaks
spheromere
spheromeres
spherometer

Literary usage of Spheroid

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1. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1895)
"The authors state, without proof, that the spheroid becomes unstable when its excentricity exceeds that of the limiting Jacobian ellipsoid which coalesces ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Sur/au в/ a Prolate spheroid.— The prolate spheroid is the solid generated by the revolution of an ellipse about its major axis. ..."

3. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1909)
"Then if cylinder, spheroid and cone are filled with such circles, the cylinder in its present position will be in equilibrium at the point a with the ..."

4. A Treatise on Fluxions by Colin MacLaurin (1801)
"Suppose first a fluid spheroid ADBE (Jig. 286) of an uniform density to revolve on its axis AB; let the attraction of the spheroid at the pole A be ..."

5. A New and Complete System of Arithmetick: Composed for the Use of the by Nicolas Pike, Chester Dewey (1822)
"To measure a spheroid, Definition. A spheroid is a solid body like an ... This is a cask like solid, wanting (wo equal seg- munis to complete the spheroid. ..."

6. Geodesy: Including Astronomical Observations, Gravity Measurements, and by George Leonard Hosmer (1919)
"The dimensions of such a spheroid are not to be regarded as fixed, but are subject to ... Such a spheroid necessarily depends upon a large amount of data, ..."

7. Geodesy: Including Astronomical Observations, Gravity Measurements, and by George Leonard Hosmer (1919)
"The dimensions of such a spheroid are not to be regarded as fixed, but are subject to ... Such a spheroid necessarily depends upon a large amount of data, ..."

8. The American Arithmetic: Adapted to the Currency of the United States; to by Oliver Welch (1814)
"To find the solidity of a spheroid, or ellipsoid ; and also It find the solidity of the ... A spheroid is a solid generated by the revolution of an ellipse, ..."

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