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Oval vs. Ellipse

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Main Difference

The main difference between Oval and Ellipse is that the Oval is a shape and Ellipse is a type of curve on a plane.

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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"

  • Ellipse (noun)

    A 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.

  • Ellipse (verb)

    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."

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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.

  • Ellipse (noun)

    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.

  • Ellipse (noun)

    Omission. See Ellipsis.

  • Ellipse (noun)

    The elliptical orbit of a planet.

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

  • Ellipse (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"

Princeton's WordNet

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