# Difference between revisions of "Dictionary:Ellipsoid"

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(i lip’ soid) A solid figure for which every plane cross-section is an ellipse. An <b>ellipsoid of revolution</b> can be generated by rotating an ellipse about one of its axes. An ellipsoid of revolution is usually used to approximate the [[Special:MyLanguage/Dictionary:geoid|''geoid'']] (q.v.). Some standard ellipsoids are listed in Figure [[Special:MyLanguage/Dictionary:Fig_G-2|G-2]]. See [[Special:MyLanguage/Dictionary:Geodetic_Reference_System_1967_(GRS67)|''Geodetic Reference System'']]. | (i lip’ soid) A solid figure for which every plane cross-section is an ellipse. An <b>ellipsoid of revolution</b> can be generated by rotating an ellipse about one of its axes. An ellipsoid of revolution is usually used to approximate the [[Special:MyLanguage/Dictionary:geoid|''geoid'']] (q.v.). Some standard ellipsoids are listed in Figure [[Special:MyLanguage/Dictionary:Fig_G-2|G-2]]. See [[Special:MyLanguage/Dictionary:Geodetic_Reference_System_1967_(GRS67)|''Geodetic Reference System'']]. | ||

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## Latest revision as of 17:05, 7 April 2019

(i lip’ soid) A solid figure for which every plane cross-section is an ellipse. An **ellipsoid of revolution** can be generated by rotating an ellipse about one of its axes. An ellipsoid of revolution is usually used to approximate the *geoid* (q.v.). Some standard ellipsoids are listed in Figure G-2. See *Geodetic Reference System*.