el·​lip·​tic·​i·​ty i-ˌlip-ˈti-sə-tē How to pronounce ellipticity (audio)
: deviation of an ellipse or a spheroid from the form of a circle or a sphere

Examples of ellipticity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the risk of ellipticity—because MTV turned heads. Hazlitt, 4 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ellipticity was in 1753

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“Ellipticity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ellipticity. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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