[ih-lip-tis-i-tee, el-ip-, ee-lip-]
- the degree of divergence of an ellipse from a circle.
Origin of ellipticity
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The form of our globe, which is that of an oblate spheroid with an ellipticity of about 1⁄299.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
The specific mark of this family is the flattening or ellipticity.Darwin and Modern Science
A.C. Seward and Others
Its two diameters are to one another as 17 is to 16; the ellipticity of its disk is manifest to simple inspection.Pioneers of Science
The extensive sets of observations of gravity provided the basis of calculations of the ellipticity of the earth.
When these were submitted to calculation, each led to the same value of the ellipticity.Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 2
Charles Dudley Warner
- the degree of deviation from a circle or sphere of an elliptical or ellipsoidal shape or path, measured as the ratio of the major to the minor axes
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