ellipsoid of revolution

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ellipsoid of revolution
 
n
Also called: spheroid a geometric surface produced by rotating an ellipse about one of its two axes and having circular plane surfaces perpendicular to the axis of revolution

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ellipsoid of revolution

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" [syn: spheroid
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