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Definition of Ellipsoid
EllipsoidEllipsoid El*lip"soid, n. [Ellipse + -oid: cf. F. ellipsoide.]
A solid, all plane sections of which are ellipses or circles.
See Conoid, n., 2
Note: 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
Ellipsoid El*lip"soid, Ellipsoidal El`lip*soi"dal, a.
Pertaining to, or shaped like, an ellipsoid; as, ellipsoid or
ellipsoidConoid Co"noid, n. [Gr. ? conical; ? cone + ? from: cf. F.
1. Anything that has a form resembling that of a cone.
(a) A solid formed by the revolution of a conic section
about its axis; as, a parabolic conoid, elliptic
conoid, etc.; -- more commonly called paraboloid,
(b) A surface which may be generated by a straight line
moving in such a manner as always to meet a given
straight line and a given curve, and continue parallel
to a given plane. --Math. Dict.
Meaning of Ellipsoid from wikipedia
- An ellipsoid
is a surface
that may be obtained
from a sphere
it by means
scalings, or more generally, of an affine
- In geodesy, a reference ellipsoid
is a mathematically defined surface
the geoid, which
is the truer, imperfect figure
of the Earth,...
is the angle formed
by the vector perpendicular
(or normal) to the ellipsoidal surface
from that point, and the equatorial
plane. Also defined
- An Earth ellipsoid
is a mathematical figure approximating
the Earth's form, used as a reference frame
for com****tions in geodesy, astronomy, and the...
- or ellipsoid
of revolution, is a quadric surface obtained
an ellipse about
one of its prin****l axes; in other
words, an ellipsoid
- ellipsoid method
is an algorithm which finds
an optimal solution
in a finite number
of steps. The ellipsoid method generates
- The study
on an ellipsoid arose
with geodesy specifically
with the solution
networks. The figure
of the Earth...
- John ellipsoid
or Löwner-John ellipsoid
E(K) ****ociated to a convex
body K in n-dimensional Euclidean space
Rn can refer
to the n-dimensional ellipsoid
- is composed
of: a standard reference ellipsoid
:EPSG::7030; and this ellipsoid
- A Jacobi ellipsoid
is a triaxial
(i.e. scalene) ellipsoid under equilibrium which arises
when a self-gravitating fluid
body of uniform density
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