# spheroid

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## spher·oid

(sfîr′oid′, sfĕr′-)
n.
A body that is shaped like a sphere but is not perfectly round, especially an ellipsoid that is generated by revolving an ellipse around one of its axes.

sphe′roi·dic′i·ty (-dĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

## spheroid

(ˈsfɪərɔɪd)
n
(Mathematics) maths another name for ellipsoid of revolution
(Mathematics) shaped like but not exactly a sphere
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## sphe•roid

(ˈsfɪər ɔɪd)
n.
a solid geometrical figure similar in shape to a sphere, as an ellipsoid.
[1655–65; < Latin sphaeroīdēs < Greek sphairoeidḗs. See sphere, -oid]

## sphe·roid

(sfîr′oid′)
A three-dimensional geometric surface generated by rotating an ellipse on or about one of its axes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 spheroid - 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"ellipsoid of revolutionround shape - a shape that is curved and without sharp angles
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## spheroid

[ˈsfɪərɔɪd] N
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## spheroid

n (Geometry) → Rotationsellipsoid nt
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## sphe·roid

, spheroidal
n. esferoide, de forma esférica.
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