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NOUN (1)

1. a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it;
- Example: "the sums of the distances from the foci to any point on an ellipse is constant"
[syn: ellipse, oval]

1. rounded like an egg;
[syn: egg-shaped, elliptic, elliptical, oval, oval-shaped, ovate, oviform, ovoid, prolate]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:Oval \O"val\, n.
A body or figure in the shape of an egg, or popularly, of an
ellipse.
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Cassinian oval (Geom.), the locus of a point the product of
whose distances from two fixed points is constant; -- so
called from Cassini, who first investigated the curve.
Thus, in the diagram, if P moves so that P A.P B is
constant, the point P describes a Cassinian oval. The
locus may consist of a single closed line, as shown by the
dotted line, or of two equal ovals about the points A and
B.
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[1913 Webster] Ovalbumin

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:Oval \O"val\, a. [F. ovale, fr. L. ovum egg. Cf. Egg, Ovum.]
1. Of or pertaining to eggs; done in the egg, or inception;
as, oval conceptions. [Obs.]
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2. 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.
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Oval chuck (Mech.), a lathe chuck so constructed that work
attached to it, and cut by the turning tool in the usual
manner, becomes of an oval form.
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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):oval
adj 1: rounded like an egg [syn: egg-shaped, elliptic,
elliptical, oval, oval-shaped, ovate, oviform,
ovoid, prolate]
n 1: 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" [syn: ellipse, oval]

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:55 Moby Thesaurus words for "oval":
archery ground, athletic field, badminton court, baseball field,
basketball court, billiard parlor, bowling alley, bowling green,
course, court, cricket ground, croquet ground, croquet lawn,
diamond, egg-shaped, ellipse, ellipsoidal, elliptic, elliptical,
fairway, field, football field, glaciarium, golf course,