Spheroidal state
Spheroidal Sphe*roid"al, a. [Cf. F. sph['e]ro["i]dal.] Having the form of a spheroid. -- {Sphe*roid"al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

{Spheroidal state} (Physics.), the state of a liquid, as water, when, on being thrown on a surface of highly heated metal, it rolls about in spheroidal drops or masses, at a temperature several degrees below ebullition, and without actual contact with the heated surface, -- a phenomenon due to the repulsive force of heat, the intervention of a cushion of nonconducting vapor, and the cooling effect of evaporation. [1913 Webster]


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  • spheroidal state — sferoidinė būsena statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. spheroidal state vok. sphäroidischer Zustand, m rus. сфероидальное состояние, n pranc. état sphéroïdal, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • spheroidal state — noun : the state of a liquid (as water) when on being thrown on a surface of highly heated metal it gathers in flattened drops or round edged masses that are at a temperature several degrees below ebullition and are without actual contact with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spheroidal — Sphe*roid al, a. [Cf. F. sph[ e]ro[ i]dal.] Having the form of a spheroid. {Sphe*roid al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] {Spheroidal state} (Physics.), the state of a liquid, as water, when, on being thrown on a surface of highly heated metal, it rolls… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • état sphéroïdal — sferoidinė būsena statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. spheroidal state vok. sphäroidischer Zustand, m rus. сфероидальное состояние, n pranc. état sphéroïdal, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Spheroidally — Spheroidal Sphe*roid al, a. [Cf. F. sph[ e]ro[ i]dal.] Having the form of a spheroid. {Sphe*roid al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] {Spheroidal state} (Physics.), the state of a liquid, as water, when, on being thrown on a surface of highly heated metal …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sferoidinė būsena — statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. spheroidal state vok. sphäroidischer Zustand, m rus. сфероидальное состояние, n pranc. état sphéroïdal, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • sphäroidischer Zustand — sferoidinė būsena statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. spheroidal state vok. sphäroidischer Zustand, m rus. сфероидальное состояние, n pranc. état sphéroïdal, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • сфероидальное состояние — sferoidinė būsena statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. spheroidal state vok. sphäroidischer Zustand, m rus. сфероидальное состояние, n pranc. état sphéroïdal, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • spheroidicity — /sfear oy dis i tee/, n. a spheroidal state or form. Also, spheroidity /sfi roy di tee/. [1850 55; SPHEROID + IC + ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • spheroidicity — /sfɪərɔɪˈdɪsəti/ (say sfearroy disuhtee) noun spheroidal state or form. Also, spheroidity /sfɪəˈrɔɪdəti/ (say sfear royduhtee) …   Australian English dictionary

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