[ tawr-oid, tohr- ]
/ ˈtɔr ɔɪd, ˈtoʊr- /
a surface generated by the revolution of any closed plane curve or contour about an axis lying in its plane.
the solid enclosed by such a surface.
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British Dictionary definitions for toroid
/ (ˈtɔːrɔɪd) /
geometry a surface generated by rotating a closed plane curve about a coplanar line that does not intersect the curve
the solid enclosed by such a surfaceSee also torus
Derived forms of toroidtoroidal, adjective
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Scientific definitions for toroid
[ tôr′oid′ ]
A surface generated by rotating a closed curve about an axis that is in the same plane as the curve but does not intersect it.
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