Ellipsoid of revolution

Definition of 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.

See also: Ellipsoid

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round shape, spheroid
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