toroidal

adjective
to·​roi·​dal | \ tȯ-ˈrȯi-dᵊl How to pronounce toroidal (audio) \

Definition of toroidal

: of, relating to, or shaped like a torus or toroid : doughnut-shaped a toroidal resistance coil

Other Words from toroidal

toroidally \ tȯ-​ˈrȯi-​dᵊl-​ē How to pronounce toroidal (audio) \ adverb

Examples of toroidal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, last week Candida Bowtell and Peter Keevash of the University of Oxford used similar ideas to find an analogous solution for the toroidal n-queens problem. Quanta Magazine, 21 Sep. 2021 But the toroidal version trades freedom for symmetry, ultimately tripping them up. Quanta Magazine, 21 Sep. 2021 The lugs themselves have a toroidal shape, meaning they are curved so that a high point on the lug is what butts against the inside of the chamber of the barrel. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, 12 Nov. 2020 Axiom’s modules may be spherical or toroidal, and the diameter of each one could be up to three times larger than a conventional hard-shell model. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, 27 Oct. 2020 The first 310-tonne toroidal field coil (from Japan) and the first 440-tonne vacuum vessel sector (from Korea) are among the special deliveries expected in Saint-Paul-lès-Durance in 2019. Giulia Pacchioni, Scientific American, 26 Aug. 2019 The diamond tips of the DACs used by Loubeyre's team were toroidal, a new design developed in 2018 that allowed for greater high-pressure limits. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 26 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of toroidal

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Toroidal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toroidal. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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