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Ovality vs. Roundness

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Ovalitynoun

(engineering) a measurement of deviation from circularity of an oval or approximately elliptical shape.

Roundnessnoun

The quality of being round; rotundity.

Ovality

In telecommunications and fiber optics, ovality or noncircularity is the degree of deviation from perfect circularity of the cross section of the core or cladding of the fiber. The cross-sections of the core and cladding are assumed to a first approximation to be elliptical.

Roundnessnoun

The quality or state of being round in shape; as, the roundness of the globe, of the orb of the sun, of a ball, of a bowl, a column, etc.

Roundnessnoun

Fullness; smoothness of flow; as, the roundness of a period; the roundness of a note; roundness of tone.

Roundnessnoun

Openess; plainess; boldness; positiveness; as, the roundness of an assertion.

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Roundnessnoun

the property possessed by a line or surface that is curved and not angular

Roundness

Roundness is the measure of how closely the shape of an object approaches that of a mathematically perfect circle. Roundness applies in two dimensions, such as the cross sectional circles along a cylindrical object such as a shaft or a cylindrical roller for a bearing.

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