spheroid, spheroidal

Shaped like a sphere. [L. spheroideus]

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  • Spheroidal — Sphe*roid al, a. [Cf. F. sph[ e]ro[ i]dal.] Having the form of a spheroid. {Sphe*roid al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] {Spheroidal state} (Physics.), the state of a liquid, as water, when, on being thrown on a surface of highly heated metal, it rolls… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spheroidal state — Spheroidal Sphe*roid al, a. [Cf. F. sph[ e]ro[ i]dal.] Having the form of a spheroid. {Sphe*roid al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] {Spheroidal state} (Physics.), the state of a liquid, as water, when, on being thrown on a surface of highly heated metal …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spheroid — ► NOUN ▪ a sphere like but not perfectly spherical body. DERIVATIVES spheroidal adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • spheroidal — spheroid ► NOUN ▪ a sphere like but not perfectly spherical body. DERIVATIVES spheroidal adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • spheroid — [sfir′oid] n. [L sphaeroides < Gr sphairoeidēs: see SPHERE & OID] a body that is almost but not quite a sphere, esp. one generated by the rotation of an ellipse about one of its axes adj. of this shape: also spheroidal …   English World dictionary

  • spheroidal — spheroidally, spheroidically, adv. /sfi royd l/, adj. 1. pertaining to a spheroid or spheroids. 2. shaped like a spheroid; approximately spherical. Also, spheroidic. [1775 85; SPHEROID + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • spheroid — n. 1 a spherelike but not perfectly spherical body. 2 a solid generated by a half revolution of an ellipse about its major axis (prolate spheroid) or minor axis (oblate spheroid). Derivatives: spheroidal adj. spheroidicity n …   Useful english dictionary

  • spheroid — noun Date: 1570 a figure resembling a sphere; also an object of approximately spherical shape • spheroidal also spheroid adjective • spheroidally adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spheroidal — 1. adjective Like a spheroid. Roughly spherical, approximately round, roughly ball shaped. 2. noun A spheroid …   Wiktionary

  • spheroidal — /sfɪəˈrɔɪdl/ (say sfear roydl) adjective 1. relating to a spheroid or spheroids. 2. shaped like a spheroid; approximately spherical. Also, spheroidic. –spheroidally, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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