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

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Other Words from toroidal

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

Examples of toroidal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "The Road to Fusion," 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, "Scientists Say They've Finally Made Metallic Hydrogen," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of toroidal

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Toroidal.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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