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, 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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  • spheroidally — adverb see spheroid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spheroidally — See spheroidal. * * * …   Universalium

  • spheroidally — sphe·roi·dal·ly …   English syllables

  • spheroidally — adverb see spheroidal …   Useful english dictionary

  • spheroidal — spheroidally, spheroidically, adv. /sfi royd l/, adj. 1. pertaining to a spheroid or spheroids. 2. shaped like a spheroid; approximately spherical. Also, spheroidic. [1775 85; SPHEROID + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • spheroid — noun Date: 1570 a figure resembling a sphere; also an object of approximately spherical shape • spheroidal also spheroid adjective • spheroidally adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • silcrete — ▪ mineral       silica rich (silica) duricrust, an indurated, or hardened, layer in or on a soil. It generally occurs in a hot, arid climate where infrequent waterlogging causes silica to dissolve and be redeposited to cement soil grains together …   Universalium

  • spheroidal — /sfɪəˈrɔɪdl/ (say sfear roydl) adjective 1. relating to a spheroid or spheroids. 2. shaped like a spheroid; approximately spherical. Also, spheroidic. –spheroidally, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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