oval of Cassini

oval of Cassini

noun Geometry.
the locus of a point such that the product of the distances from the point to two fixed points is constant.

after Italian geometer and astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625–1712)

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To oval of cassini
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: oval kumquat
Next Definition: oval office
Words Near: oval of cassini
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for oval of cassini
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing oval of cassini
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature