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Oval vs. Circle

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Main Difference

The main difference between Oval and Circle is that the Oval is a shape and Circle is a simple curve of Euclidean geometry.

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  • Oval (noun)

    A shape rather like an egg or an ellipse.

  • Oval (noun)

    A sporting arena etc. of this shape.

  • Oval (noun)

    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.)

  • Oval (adjective)

    Having the shape of an oval.

  • Oval (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to an ovum.

    "oval conceptions"

  • Circle (noun)

    A two-dimensional geometric figure, a line, consisting of the set of all those points in a plane that are equally distant from a given point (center).

    "The set of all points (x, y) such that (x-1)2 + y2"

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    "r2 is a circle of radius r around the point (1, 0)."

  • Circle (noun)

    A two-dimensional geometric figure, a disk, consisting of the set of all those points of a plane at a distance less than or equal to a fixed distance (radius) from a given point.

  • Circle (noun)

    Any thin three-dimensional equivalent of the geometric figures.

    "Put on your dunce-cap and sit down on that circle."

  • Circle (noun)

    A curve that more or less forms part or all of a circle.

    "move in a circle"

  • Circle (noun)

    Orbit.

  • Circle (noun)

    A specific group of persons; especially one who shares a common interest.

    "inner circle;"

    "circle of friends"

  • Circle (noun)

    A line comprising two semicircles of 30 yards radius centred on the wickets joined by straight lines parallel to the pitch used to enforce field restrictions in a one-day match.

  • Circle (noun)

    A ritual circle that is cast three times deosil and closes three times widdershins either in the air with a wand or literally with stones or other items used for worship.

  • Circle (noun)

    A traffic circle or roundabout.

  • Circle (noun)

    Compass; circuit; enclosure.

  • Circle (noun)

    An instrument of observation, whose graduated limb consists of an entire circle. When fixed to a wall in an observatory, it is called a mural circle; when mounted with a telescope on an axis and in Y's, in the plane of the meridian, a meridian or transit circle; when involving the principle of reflection, like the sextant, a reflecting circle; and when that of repeating an angle several times continuously along the graduated limb, a repeating circle.

  • Circle (noun)

    A series ending where it begins, and repeating itself.

  • Circle (noun)

    A form of argument in which two or more unproved statements are used to prove each other; inconclusive reasoning.

  • Circle (noun)

    Indirect form of words; circumlocution.

  • Circle (noun)

    A territorial division or district.

    "The ten Circles of the Holy Roman Empire were those principalities or provinces which had seats in the German Diet."

  • Circle (noun)

    A bagginess of the skin below the eyes from lack of sleep.

    "''After working all night, she had circles under her eyes."

  • Circle (verb)

    To travel around along a curved path.

  • Circle (verb)

    To surround.

  • Circle (verb)

    To place or mark a circle around.

    "Circle the jobs that you are interested in applying for."

  • Circle (verb)

    To travel in circles.

    "Vultures circled overhead."

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  • Oval (adjective)

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

    "her smooth oval face"

  • Oval (noun)

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

    "cut out two small ovals from the felt"

  • Oval (noun)

    an oval sports field or racing track.

  • Oval (noun)

    a ground for Australian Rules football.

  • Circle (noun)

    a round plane figure whose boundary (the circumference) consists of points equidistant from a fixed point (the centre)

    "draw a circle with a compass"

  • Circle (noun)

    something in the shape of a circle

    "the lamp spread a circle of light"

    "they all sat round in a circle"

  • Circle (noun)

    a dark circular mark below each eye caused by illness or tiredness

    "she was pale and rather beautiful, with dark circles around deep, exhausted eyes"

  • Circle (noun)

    a curved upper tier of seats in a theatre or cinema

    "she sat in the front row of the circle"

  • Circle (noun)

    short for striking circle

  • Circle (noun)

    a group of people with a shared profession, interests, or acquaintances

    "she did not normally move in such exalted circles"

  • Circle (verb)

    move all the way around (someone or something), especially more than once

    "they were circling Athens airport"

    "we circled round the island"

  • Circle (verb)

    move in a wide loop back towards one's starting point

    "he paced away from her, then circled back"

  • Circle (verb)

    form a ring around

    "the abbey was circled by a huge wall"

  • Circle (verb)

    draw a line around

    "circle the correct answers"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Oval (adjective)

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

  • Oval (adjective)

    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.

  • Oval (adjective)

    Broadly elliptical.

  • Oval (noun)

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

  • Circle (noun)

    A plane figure, bounded by a single curve line called its circumference, every part of which is equally distant from a point within it, called the center.

  • Circle (noun)

    The line that bounds such a figure; a circumference; a ring.

  • Circle (noun)

    An instrument of observation, the graduated limb of which consists of an entire circle.

  • Circle (noun)

    A round body; a sphere; an orb.

  • Circle (noun)

    Compass; circuit; inclosure.

  • Circle (noun)

    A company assembled, or conceived to assemble, about a central point of interest, or bound by a common tie; a class or division of society; a coterie; a set.

  • Circle (noun)

    A circular group of persons; a ring.

  • Circle (noun)

    A series ending where it begins, and repeating itself.

  • Circle (noun)

    A form of argument in which two or more unproved statements are used to prove each other; inconclusive reasoning.

  • Circle (noun)

    Indirect form of words; circumlocution.

  • Circle (noun)

    A territorial division or district.

  • Circle

    To move around; to revolve around.

  • Circle

    To encompass, as by a circle; to surround; to inclose; to encircle.

  • Circle (verb)

    To move circularly; to form a circle; to circulate.

Webster Dictionary
  • Oval (noun)

    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"

  • Oval (adjective)

    rounded like an egg

  • Circle (noun)

    ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point;

    "he calculated the circumference of the circle"

  • Circle (noun)

    an unofficial association of people or groups;

    "the smart set goes there"

    "they were an angry lot"

  • Circle (noun)

    something approximating the shape of a circle;

    "the chairs were arranged in a circle"

  • Circle (noun)

    movement once around a course;

    "he drove an extra lap just for insurance"

  • Circle (noun)

    a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island;

    "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"

  • Circle (noun)

    street names for flunitrazepan

  • Circle (noun)

    a curved section or tier of seats in a hall or theater or opera house; usually the first tier above the orchestra;

    "they had excellent seats in the dress circle"

  • Circle (noun)

    any circular or rotating mechanism;

    "the machine punched out metal circles"

  • Circle (verb)

    travel around something;

    "circle the globe"

  • Circle (verb)

    move in circles

  • Circle (verb)

    be around;

    "Developments surround the town"

    "The river encircles the village"

  • Circle (verb)

    form a circle around;

    "encircle the errors"

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