globoid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin globus, Old French globe + Ancient Greek εἶδος (eîdos, form, likeness).

Noun[edit]

globoid (plural globoids)

  1. (mathematics) A spherical representation or projection of a sphere or ellipsoid.
    A globoid is always round.
  2. Mathematical connotation of globe.
    Pictures of planets and moons are usually presented as globoids.

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Adjective[edit]

globoid (not comparable)

  1. (mathematics) Of, or pertaining to, a globe
    It's presented in globoid form.

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References[edit]

  • globoid” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.