spheroids

spheroid

[sfeer-oid] Geometry.
noun
1.
a solid geometrical figure similar in shape to a sphere, as an ellipsoid. See diag. under prolate.
adjective

Origin:
1655–65; < Latin sphaeroīdēs < Greek sphairoeidḗs. See sphere, -oid

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spheroid (ˈsfɪərɔɪd)
 
n
1.  maths another name for ellipsoid of revolution
 
adj
2.  shaped like but not exactly a sphere

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spheroid spher·oid (sfēr'oid', sfěr'-) or sphe·roi·dal (sfĭ-roid'l)
adj.
Having a generally spherical shape.


spher'oid' n.
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spheroid   (sfîr'oid')  Pronunciation Key 
A three-dimensional geometric surface generated by rotating an ellipse on or about one of its axes.
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