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Example sentences from the Web for ellipsoid
Its form is that of an ellipsoid, with a major axis 26 millimetres in length, while the minor axis measures 11 millimetres.More Hunting Wasps|J. Henri Fabre
Ellipsoid, a surface bearing the same sort of relation to a spherical surface as an ellipse bears to a circle.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
We shall so select the law of contraction that the point S may be at the focus of the meridian section of the ellipsoid.
If therefore a little hump were discovered on the terrestrial ellipsoid, this discovery would be by itself of no great interest.
The roof was the long half of an ellipsoid, and the opening in it was over one of the foci of the ellipse of the floor.Lilith|George MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for ellipsoid
- a geometric surface, symmetrical about the three coordinate axes, whose plane sections are ellipses or circles. Standard equation: x ²/ a ² + y ²/ b ² + z ²/ c ² = 1, where ± a, ± b, ± c are the intercepts on the x-, y-, and z- axes
- a solid having this shapethe earth is an ellipsoid