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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A shape that is generated by rotating an ellipse around one of its axes. A shape that is similar to a ball, but not perfectly round.

Usage examples (38)
  • An egg is more or less a prolate spheroid, and the difference between it and a sphere is quite obvious visually.
  • It looked like a sphere but on closer examination I saw it was really a spheroid
  • 'The effect of graviational radiation on the secular stability of the Maclaurin spheroid', Astrophys.
  • At the flat end of the spheroid was a small ring of a pink colour, from which ran lines forming the ribs, which supported the sides of the animal. for more
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