ellipse

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ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point circle
shape that is generated by rotating an ellipse around one of its axes ellipsoid of revolution , spheroid
simple leaf shaped like an ellipse elliptic leaf
law stating that the orbit of each planet is an ellipse with the sun at one focus of the ellipse Kepler's first law
longest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid; passes through the two foci major axis
shorter or shortest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid minor axis
convex molding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or of an ellipse ovolo , quarter round , thumb
one-half the major axis of an ellipse; the distance from the center of an ellipse to one end semimajor axis
one-half the minor axis of an ellipse semiminor axis
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