ovalness
noun see oval II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • oval — ovally, adv. ovalness, n. /oh veuhl/, adj. 1. having the general form, shape, or outline of an egg; egg shaped. 2. ellipsoidal or elliptical. n. 3. an object of oval shape. 4. a body or plane figure that is oval in shape or outline. 5. an… …   Universalium

  • oval — adjective having a rounded and slightly elongated outline; egg shaped. noun an oval body, object, or design. ↘an oval sports field or track. ↘a ground for Australian Rules football. Derivatives ovality noun ovalness noun Origin C16: from Fr., or… …   English new terms dictionary

  • oval — /ˈoʊvəl / (say ohvuhl) adjective 1. having the general form, shape, or outline of an egg; egg shaped. 2. ellipsoidal or elliptical. –noun 3. any of various oval things. 4. a body or a plane figure oval in shape or outline. 5. a flat area… …   Australian English dictionary

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