ellipticity

[ ih-lip-tis-i-tee, el-ip-, ee-lip- ]
/ ɪ lɪpˈtɪs ɪ ti, ˌɛl ɪp-, ˌi lɪp- /

noun

the degree of divergence of an ellipse from a circle.

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Origin of ellipticity

1745–55; elliptic- (see elliptical) + -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for ellipticity

ellipticity
/ (ɪlɪpˈtɪsɪtɪ, ˌɛl-) /

noun

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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