## Definitions for ovoidˈoʊ vɔɪd

### Princeton's WordNet(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

an egg-shaped object

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

rounded like an egg

### Wiktionary(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. ovoid(Noun)

Something that is oval in shape.

Shaped like an oval.

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.

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. Ovoid

-al, ō′void, -al, adj. oval: egg-shaped.—n. an egg-shaped body. [L. ovum, egg, Gr. eidos, form.]

### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of ovoid in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of ovoid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

# Translations for ovoid

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

• ovoide
• oval, ovoide
• munanmuotoinen, ovoidi, muna
• ovoïde
• ovoide

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