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Oval vs. Elliptical

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Main Difference

The main difference between Oval and Elliptical is that the Oval is a shape and Elliptical 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"

  • Elliptical (adjective)

    In a shape of, or reminding of, an ellipse; oval.

  • Elliptical (adjective)

    Of, or showing ellipsis; having a word or words omitted.

    "If he is sometimes elliptical and obscure, it is because he has so much to tell us. -- Edmund Wilson"

  • Elliptical (adjective)

    Concise, condensed.

  • Elliptical (adjective)

    Elliptic.

  • Elliptical (noun)

    An elliptical galaxy

  • Elliptical (noun)

    An elliptical trainer

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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

  • Elliptical (adjective)

    containing or characterized by ellipsis;

    "the clause of comparison is often elliptical"

  • Elliptical (adjective)

    rounded like an egg

  • Elliptical (adjective)

    characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements;

    "the dialogue is elliptic and full of dark hints"

    "the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity"

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