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elliptic geometry | elliptic leaf | elliptic-lanceolate | elliptical | elliptically | ellipticity | elliptograph | ellis island | ellison | ellsworth | ellul

ellipticity

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CIDE DICTIONARY

ellipticityn. [Cf. F. ellipticité.].
     Deviation of an ellipse or a spheroid from the form of a circle or a sphere; especially, in reference to the figure of the earth, the difference between the equatorial and polar semidiameters, divided by the equatorial; thus, the ellipticity of the earth is 1913 Webster]
    " Some writers use ellipticity as the ratio of the difference of the two semiaxes to the minor axis, instead of the major."  Nichol.  [1913 Webster]

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