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Oblong vs. Oval

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Oblongadjective

Longer than wide or wider than long; not square.

Ovalnoun

A shape rather like an egg or an ellipse.

Oblongadjective

Roughly rectangular or ellipsoidal.

Ovalnoun

A sporting arena etc. of this shape.

Oblongnoun

Something with an oblong shape.

Ovalnoun

(math) In a projective plane, a set of points, no three collinear, such that there is a unique tangent line at each point. (A tangent line is defined as a line meeting the point set at only one point, also known as a 1-secant.)

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Oblongnoun

A rectangle having length greater than width or width greater than length.

Ovaladjective

Having the shape of an oval.

Oblongadjective

Having greater length than breadth, esp. when rectangular.

Ovaladjective

Of or pertaining to an ovum.

‘oval conceptions’;

Oblongnoun

A rectangular figure longer than it is broad; hence, any figure longer than it is broad.

‘The best figure of a garden I esteem an oblong upon a descent.’;

Ovaladjective

Of or pertaining to eggs; done in the egg, or inception; as, oval conceptions.

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Oblongnoun

a plane figure that deviates from a square or circle due to elongation

Ovaladjective

Having the figure of an egg; oblong and curvilinear, with one end broader than the other, or with both ends of about the same breadth; in popular usage, elliptical.

Oblongadjective

of a leaf shape; having a somewhat elongated form with approximately parallel sides

Ovaladjective

Broadly elliptical.

Oblongadjective

deviating from a square or circle or sphere by being elongated in one direction

Ovalnoun

A body or figure in the shape of an egg, or popularly, of an ellipse.

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Oblongnoun

a rectangular object or flat figure with unequal adjacent sides

‘an oblong of grass’;

Ovalnoun

a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it;

‘the sums of the distances from the foci to any point on an ellipse is constant’;

Oblongadjective

having the shape of an oblong

‘oblong tables’;

Ovaladjective

rounded like an egg

Ovaladjective

having a rounded and slightly elongated outline or shape like that of an egg

‘her smooth oval face’;

Ovalnoun

a body, object, or design with an oval shape or outline

‘cut out two small ovals from the felt’;

Ovalnoun

an oval sports field or racing track.

Ovalnoun

a ground for Australian Rules football.

Oval

An oval (from Latin ovum, ) is a closed curve in a plane which resembles the outline of an egg. The term is not very specific, but in some areas (projective geometry, technical drawing, etc.) it is given a more precise definition, which may include either one or two axes of symmetry of an ellipse.

‘egg’;

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