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Meaning of SPHEROID

Pronunciation:  'sfeeroyd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a shape that is generated by rotating an ellipse around one of its axes; "it looked like a sphere but on closer examination I saw it was really a spheroid"
 

SPHEROID is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: ellipsoid of revolution
 
 See Also: round shape

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sphe"roid\, n. [L. spheroides ball-like, spherical,
Gr. ???; ???? sphere + ??? form: cf. F. sph['e]ro["i]de.]
A body or figure approaching to a sphere, but not perfectly
spherical; esp., a solid generated by the revolution of an
ellipse about one of its axes.

{Oblate spheroid}, {Prolate spheroid}. See {Oblate},
   {Prolate}, and {Ellipsoid}.

 

 

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