Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling an oval in shape; somewhat oval.
  • n. A surface, such as Fresnel's wave-surface in crystals, the cross sections of which are ovals.

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Examples

  • A recent analysis of the waters shows that the proportion of sapid ovaloid particles and sulphuretted trinitrotoluene is larger than ever.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, 1920-07-28

  • The ovaloid ship which drifted so slowly toward them suddenly seemed to jerk, and from it reached pseudopods!

    Invaders from the Infinite

  • Among the Déné tribes (Sikanis) the shield was generally made of closely-woven wicker-work, and was of an ovaloid form

    Homer and His Age

  • Loosely based on the classic arcade game Missile Defender, you must destroy incoming asteroids before they destroy your strange green ovaloid defenders.

    MacUpdate - Mac OS X

  • Star Wars themed egg; and even an "electric ovaloid," because, as its designer warned, "In the future, the chickens are all dead."

    Forbes.com: News

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