geoid

noun
ge·​oid | \ˈjē-ˌȯid \

Definition of geoid 

: the surface within or around the earth that is everywhere normal to the direction of gravity and coincides with mean sea level in the oceans

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geoidal \jē-​ˈȯi-​dᵊl \ adjective

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The newest update, however, will use a new mean sea level reference point known as a geoid. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, "Great Lakes still impacted by Ice Age phenomenon," 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of geoid

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for geoid

German, from Greek geoeidēs earthlike, from

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The first known use of geoid was in 1881

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