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# ellipsoid

ELLIPS'OID, n. [ellipsis and Gr. form.] In conics, a solid or figure formed by the revolution of an ellipse about its axis; an elliptic conoid; a spheroid.

## Evolution (or devolution) of this word [ellipsoid]

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ELLIPS'OID, n. [ellipsis and Gr. form.] In conics, a solid or figure formed by the revolution of an ellipse about its axis; an elliptic conoid; a spheroid.

EL-LIPS'OID, n. [ellipsis, and Gr. ειδος, form.]

In conics, a solid or figure formed by the revolution of an ellipse about its axis; an elliptic conoid; a spheroid. Edin. Encyc.

El*lip"soid
1. A solid, all plane sections of which are ellipses or circles. See Conoid, n., 2 (a).

* The ellipsoid has three principal plane sections, a, b, and c, each at right angles to the other two, and each dividing the solid into two equal and symmetrical parts. The lines of meeting of these principal sections are the axes, or principal diameters of the ellipsoid. The point where the three planes meet is the center.

Ellipsoid of revolution, a spheroid; a solid figure generated by the revolution of an ellipse about one of its axes. It is called a prolate spheroid, or prolatum, when the ellipse is revolved about the major axis, and an oblate spheroid, or oblatum, when it is revolved about the minor axis.

2. Pertaining to, or shaped like, an ellipsoid; as, ellipsoid or ellipsoidal form.
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Ellipsoid

ELLIPS'OID, noun [ellipsis and Gr. form.] In conics, a solid or figure formed by the revolution of an ellipse about its axis; an elliptic conoid; a spheroid.

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### Word of the Day

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

### Random Word

COUNTRY, n. [L., land adjacent to a city. Hence the citizen says, let us go into the country. The Latin has conterraneus, a countryman.]

1. Properly, the land lying about or near a city; the territory situated in the vicinity of a city. Our friend has a seat in the country, a few miles from town. See Mark 5. Luke 8. Hence,

2. The whole territory of a kingdom or state, as opposed to city. We say, the gentleman has a seat in the country, at any distance from town indefinitely. Hence,

3. Any tract of land, or inhabited land; any region, as distinguished from other regions; a kingdom, state or lesser district. We speak of all the countries of Europe or Asia.

And they came into the country of Moab. Ruth 1.

4. The kingdom , state or territory in which one is born; the land of nativity; or the particular district indefinitely in which one is born. America is my country, or Connecticut is my country.

Laban said, it must not be so done in our country. Genesis 29.

5. The region in which one resides.

He sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country. Hebrews 11.

6. Land, as opposed to water; or inhabited territory.

The shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country. Acts 27.

7. The inhabitants of a region.

All the country wept with a loud voice. 2 Samuel 15.

8. A place of residence; a region of permanent habitation.

They declare plainly that they seek a country. Hebrews 11.

They desire a better country, a heavenly. Hebrews 11.

9. In law, a jury or jurors; as, trial by the country, per pais.

COUNTRY, a.

1. Pertaining to the country or territory at a distance from a city; rural; rustic; as a country town; a country seat; a country squire; a country life; the country party, as opposed to city party.

2. Pertaining or peculiar to ones own country.

He spoke in his country language.

3. Rude; ignorant.

Country-dance, and erroneous orthography. [See Contra-dance.]

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