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  • noun Plural form of ellipsoid.

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Examples

  • Always on the lookout for easy results, I experimented first with skinny ellipsoids, and discovered that the top of the Gherkin is too pointed for an ellipsoid to model.

    Wolfram Blog : Twisted Architecture

  • Most of the plasma you talk about are inside stars, yet, most stars are spheres, or if rotating, ellipsoids.

    Could a Black Hole Fit in Your Computer or In Your Pocket? | Universe Today

  • A man is not a stick with a circle on top, but it may be useful to see him as a bunch of ellipsoids, cilinders, etc, and to make more and more refined models of the kind.

    Drawing Made Easy

  • Did you know that both prolate and oblate ellipsoids pack more efficiently than spheres?

    The Future of Theoretical Cosmology

  • Before my talk they got to hear nice presentations by Florencia Canelli on particle physics and the top quark, and Paul Chaikin on packing ellipsoids.

    The Future of Theoretical Cosmology

  • Aspherical ellipsoids like M&Ms can touch eleven neighbors when dumped together while spheres only saddle up to six.

    Boing Boing: February 15, 2004 - February 21, 2004 Archives

  • However, the new paint reflected differently, leaving two faint ellipsoids stacked end-to-end and leaning to the right.

    A Corpse is a Corpse

  • Soon the clean rock was scarred by three black ellipsoids, modest splotches of destruction where brush had been crisped and the lighter silicate rocks fused to glass.

    Orphan Star

  • Soon the clean rock was scarred by three black ellipsoids, modest splotches of destruction where brush had been crisped and the lighter silicate rocks fused to glass.

    Orphan Star

  • Soon the clean rock was scarred by three black ellipsoids, modest splotches of destruction where brush had been crisped and the lighter silicate rocks fused to glass.

    Orphan Star

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