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Definitions of oval
  1. adjective
    rounded like an egg
    synonyms: egg-shaped, elliptic, elliptical, oval-shaped, ovate, oviform, ovoid, prolate
    rounded
    curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged
  2. noun
    a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it
    synonyms: ellipse
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    circle
    ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point
    circle of curvature, osculating circle
    the circle that touches a curve (on the concave side) and whose radius is the radius of curvature
    circlet
    a small circle
    equator
    a circle dividing a sphere or other surface into two usually equal and symmetrical parts
    epicycle
    a circle that rolls around (inside or outside) another circle; generates an epicycloid or hypocycloid
    type of:
    conic, conic section
    (geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone
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