Oval vs Elliptical what difference

what is difference between Oval and Elliptical

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

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.


English

Etymology

elliptic +‎ -al, from Ancient Greek ἐλλειπτικός (elleiptikós), from ἐλλείπω (elleípō, I leave out, omit). Surface analysis ellipse +‎ -ical.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪˈlɪp.tɪk.əl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɪˈlɪp.tɪ.kəl/, /əˈlɪp.tɪ.kəl/

Adjective

elliptical (comparative more elliptical, superlative most elliptical)

  1. In a shape of, or reminding of, an ellipse; oval.
    • 1876, Edward Roth (translator), All Around the Moon, Chapter XIX,
      Having admitted that the projectile was describing an orbit around the moon, this orbit must necessarily be elliptical; science proves that it must be so.
  2. Of, or showing ellipsis; having a word or words omitted.
    If he is sometimes elliptical and obscure, it is because he has so much to tell us. — Edmund Wilson
  3. (of speech) Concise, condensed.
    • 1903, Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Robert Browning, Chapter VI,
      Browning’s dark and elliptical mode of speech, like his love of the grotesque, was simply a characteristic of his, a trick of his temperament, and had little or nothing to do with whether what he was expressing was profound or superficial.
    • early XX c., The Making of a New Yorker, by O. Henry
      He was called a tramp; but that was only an elliptical way of saying that he was a philosopher, an artist, a traveller, a naturalist and a discoverer.
  4. (mathematics, rare) Elliptic.

Usage notes

  • In botanical usage, elliptic(al) refers only to the general shape of the object (usually a leaf), independently of its apex or margin (and sometimes the base), so that an “elliptic leaf” may very well be pointed at both ends. A three-dimensional elliptical object is ellipsoid, while an object that is not a perfectly stretched circle is ovoid or obovoid.

Synonyms

  • elliptic

Translations

Noun

elliptical (plural ellipticals)

  1. (astronomy) An elliptical galaxy.
  2. An elliptical trainer.

Translations


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