1. [ adjective ] rounded like an egg
Synonyms: elliptic elliptical ovate oviform ovoid prolate egg-shaped
Related terms: rounded
2. [ noun ] (mathematics,geometry) a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it
Synonyms: ellipse

"the sums of the distances from the foci to any point on an ellipse is constant"

Related terms: conic_section circle
Similar spelling:   Ovalle