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ovality

[oh-val-i-tee] /oʊˈvæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural ovalities.
1.
the quality or state of being oval.
2.
Metalworking. distortion in section of drawn wire or the like.
Origin of ovality
1935-1940
1935-40; oval + -ity
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Examples from the web for ovality
  • The pipe will be observed for evidence of obvious ovality, deflected or offset joints, and other pipe defects.
  • The major imperfections in tubing, ovality, and wall-thickness variation will now be evaluated.
  • Structural integrity was emphasized in the example due to loss of the ovality and deteriorated portions of the existing culvert.
  • Bending machines should be qualified by test for pipe minimum wall and ovality.
  • Improved construction and inspection practices addressed elsewhere in this rule also help prevent denting and ovality.

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