elliptic vs oval what difference

what is difference between elliptic and oval

English

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἐλλειπτικός (elleiptikós), from ἐλλείπω (elleípō, I leave out, omit).

Adjective

elliptic (not comparable)

  1. (geometry) Of or pertaining to an ellipse.
    • 1995, Patrick J. Roache, Elliptic Marching Methods and Domain Decomposition, page 1,
      In this chapter, the history of solving elliptic problems by direct marching methods is reviewed.
  2. (mathematics) Of or pertaining to a broad field of mathematics that originates from the problem of calculating arc lengths of an ellipse.
  3. (mathematics, in combination, of certain functions, equations and operators) That has coefficients satisfying a condition analogous to the condition for the general equation for a conic section to be of an ellipse.
  4. (botany, of leaves) Oval, with a short or no point.

Synonyms

  • (of or pertaining to an ellipse): elliptical

Coordinate terms

  • (whose coefficients satisfy a condition): hyperbolic, parabolic

Derived terms

Related terms

  • elliptical
  • elliptically

Translations



English

Etymology

From Late Latin ovalis, from ovum; cognate with French and Italian ovale, Dutch ovaal. From 1570.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈəʊvəl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈoʊvəl/
  • Rhymes: -əʊvəl

Noun

oval (plural ovals)

  1. An elongated round shape resembling an egg or ellipse.
  2. A thing having such a shape, such as an arena.
  3. (mathematics) In a projective plane, a set of points such that no three are collinear and there is a unique tangent line at each point.
  4. (Australia) A sports field, typically but not exclusively oval in shape.

Derived terms

  • hyperoval
  • roval

Translations

Adjective

oval (comparative more oval, superlative most oval)

  1. Having the shape of an oval.
  2. Of or pertaining to an ovum.
    oval conceptions

Synonyms

  • ovular, ovate, ovoid, ovaline, elliptical, egg-shaped

Usage notes

Any of the English adjectives derived from Latin ovum (including oval, ovate, ovoid) are typically considered synonymous when referring to egg-like shapes where one end is wider than the other but, out of all of them, oval is the most likely to be used in reference to a symmetrical ellipse.

Derived terms

  • bioval
  • circumoval
  • ovaline
  • ovalish
  • ovally
  • perioval
  • plurioval
  • monoval
  • unioval

Translations

See also

  • ovoid
  • ovum

Anagrams

  • vola

Asturian

Adjective

oval (epicene, plural ovales)

  1. oval (oval-shaped)

Synonyms

  • ovaláu

Catalan

Etymology

ou +‎ -al

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Valencian) IPA(key): /oˈval/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /uˈbal/

Adjective

oval (masculine and feminine plural ovals)

  1. oval
    Synonym: ovalat

Noun

oval m (plural ovals)

  1. oval

Related terms

  • ovoide

Further reading

  • “oval” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “oval” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “oval” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “oval” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

German

Pronunciation

Adjective

oval (comparative ovaler, superlative am ovalsten)

  1. oval

Synonyms

  • eiförmig
  • eirund

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin ovalis, from ovum (egg)

Adjective

oval (neuter singular ovalt, definite singular and plural ovale)

  1. oval

Noun

oval m (definite singular ovalen, indefinite plural ovaler, definite plural ovalene)

  1. an oval

Derived terms

  • ovalformet

References

  • “oval” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin ovalis, from ovum (egg)

Adjective

oval (neuter singular ovalt, definite singular and plural ovale)

  1. oval

Noun

oval m (definite singular ovalen, indefinite plural ovalar, definite plural ovalane)

  1. an oval

References

  • “oval” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -al, -aw

Adjective

oval m or f (plural ovais, comparable)

  1. oval (shaped like an egg)
    Synonyms: ovalado, ovoide

Romanian

Etymology

From French ovale

Adjective

oval m or n (feminine singular ovală, masculine plural ovali, feminine and neuter plural ovale)

  1. oval

Declension


Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /oˈbal/, [oˈβ̞al]

Adjective

oval (plural ovales)

  1. oval (shaped like an oval)
    Synonym: ovalado

Related terms

  • óvalo
  • ovoide
  • ovalado
  • huevo

Further reading

  • “oval” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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