Meaning of ellipsoid

el•lip•soid

Pronunciation: (i-lip'soid), [key]
— n.
  1. a solid figure all plane sections of which are ellipses or circles. Typical equation: (x/a) + (y/b) + (z/c) = 1.
—adj.
  1. ellipsoidal.
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