a solid geometrical figure similar in shape to a sphere, as an ellipsoid.
(maths) another name for ellipsoid of revolution
shaped like but not exactly a sphere
spheroid spher·oid (sfēr’oid’, sfěr’-) or sphe·roi·dal (sfĭ-roid’l)
Having a generally spherical shape.
A three-dimensional geometric surface generated by rotating an ellipse on or about one of its axes.
adjective 1. pertaining to a spheroid or spheroids. 2. shaped like a spheroid; approximately spherical. adjective 1. shaped like an ellipsoid of revolution; approximately spherical 2. of or relating to an ellipsoid of revolution
[sfeer-oi-dis-i-tee] /ˌsfɪər ɔɪˈdɪs ɪ ti/ noun 1. a spheroidal state or form. spheroidicity /ˌsfɪərɔɪˈdɪsɪtɪ/ noun 1. the state or form of being spheroidal
- Spheroid joint
spheroid joint n. See ball-and-socket joint.
noun 1. an instrument for measuring the curvature of spheres and curved surfaces. noun 1. an instrument for measuring the curvature of a surface