spheroid

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noun spher·oid \ˈsfir-ˌȯid, ˈsfer-\

Definition of spheroid

  1. :  a figure resembling a sphere; also :  an object of approximately spherical shape

spheroidal

play \sfi-ˈrȯi-dəl\ or less commonly

spheroid

adjective

spheroidally

play \sfi-ˈrȯi-dəl-ē\ adverb

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First Known Use of spheroid

1570


SPHEROID Defined for English Language Learners

spheroid

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noun

Definition of spheroid for English Language Learners

  • : an object that is somewhat round but not perfectly round

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