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# Oval vs. Ellipse

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Ovalnoun

A shape rather like an egg or an ellipse.

Ellipsenoun

(geometry) A closed curve, the locus of a point such that the sum of the distances from that point to two other fixed points (called the foci of the ellipse) is constant; equivalently, the conic section that is the intersection of a cone with a plane that does not intersect the base of the cone.

Ovalnoun

A sporting arena etc. of this shape.

Ellipseverb

(grammar) To remove from a phrase a word which is grammatically needed, but which is clearly understood without having to be stated.

‘In B's response to A's question:- (A: Would you like to go out?, B: I'd love to), the words that are ellipsed are go out.’;

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.)

Ellipsenoun

An oval or oblong figure, bounded by a regular curve, which corresponds to an oblique projection of a circle, or an oblique section of a cone through its opposite sides. The greatest diameter of the ellipse is the major axis, and the least diameter is the minor axis. See Conic section, under Conic, and cf. Focus.

Having the shape of an oval.

Ellipsenoun

Omission. See Ellipsis.

Of or pertaining to an ovum.

‘oval conceptions’;

Ellipsenoun

The elliptical orbit of a planet.

‘The Sun flies forward to his brother Sun;The dark Earth follows wheeled in her ellipse.’;

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

Ellipsenoun

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’;

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.

Ellipse

In mathematics, an ellipse is a plane curve surrounding two focal points, such that for all points on the curve, the sum of the two distances to the focal points is a constant. As such, it generalizes a circle, which is the special type of ellipse in which the two focal points are the same.

Ovalnoun

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

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’;

rounded like an egg

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’;