Definitions for ovoidˈoʊ vɔɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•voidˈoʊ vɔɪd(adj.)

  1. egg-shaped; having the solid form of an egg.

    Category: Botany

  2. Category: Botany

    Ref: ovate (def. 2). 2

  3. (n.)an ovoid body.

Origin of ovoid:

1820–30; < NL ōvoīdēs

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ovoid(adj)

    an egg-shaped object

  2. egg-shaped, elliptic, elliptical, oval, oval-shaped, ovate, oviform, ovoid, prolate(adj)

    rounded like an egg

Wiktionary

  1. ovoid(Noun)

    Something that is oval in shape.

  2. ovoid(Adjective)

    Shaped like an oval.

  3. ovoid(Adjective)

    Egg-shaped; shaped like an oval, but more tapered at one end; ovate.

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  1. Ovoid

    In the projective space PG, with q a prime power greater than 2, an ovoid is a set of points, no three of which are collinear. When the largest set of non-collinear points has size eight and is the complement of a plane. An important example of an ovoid in any finite projective three-dimensional space are the points of an elliptic quadric. When q is odd or, no ovoids exist other than the elliptic quadrics. When another type of ovoid can be constructed : the Tits ovoid, also known as the Suzuki ovoid. It is conjectured that no other ovoids exist in PG. Through every point P on the ovoid, there are exactly tangents, and it can be proven that these lines are exactly the lines through P in one specific plane through P. This means that through every point P in the ovoid, there is a unique plane intersecting the ovoid in exactly one point. Also, if q is odd or every plane which is not a tangent plane meets the ovoid in a conic.

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