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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin ovalis, from ovum; cognate with French and Italian ovale, Dutch ovaal. From 1570.

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NounEdit

oval (plural ovals)

  1. A shape rather like an egg or an ellipse.
  2. A sporting arena etc. of this shape.
  3. (mathematics) In a projective plane, a set of points, no three collinear, such that there is a unique tangent line at each point. (A tangent line is defined as a line meeting the point set at only one point, also known as a 1-secant.)

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oval (comparative more oval, superlative most oval)

  1. Having the shape of an oval.
  2. Of or pertaining to an ovum.
    oval conceptions

Usage notesEdit

The adjectives oval, ovate, and ovoid all come from roots meaning "egg-shaped". They are usually denotatively synonymous. A connotation of one end being bigger than the other (which is often true of eggs) may or may not be implied. Of the three, oval is the one mostly likely to connote a symmetrical ellipse.

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AsturianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

oval (epicene, plural ovales)

  1. oval (oval-shaped)

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

ou +‎ -al

AdjectiveEdit

oval (masculine and feminine plural ovals)

  1. oval

NounEdit

oval m (plural ovals)

  1. oval

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GermanEdit

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ovalis, from ovum (egg)

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

oval (neuter singular ovalt, definite singular and plural ovale)

  1. oval

NounEdit

oval m (definite singular ovalen, indefinite plural ovaler, definite plural ovalene)

  1. an oval

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ovalis, from ovum (egg)

AdjectiveEdit

oval (neuter singular ovalt, definite singular and plural ovale)

  1. oval

NounEdit

oval m (definite singular ovalen, indefinite plural ovalar, definite plural ovalane)

  1. an oval

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AdjectiveEdit

oval m, f (plural ovais, comparable)

  1. oval (shaped like an egg)

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SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

oval (plural ovales)

  1. oval (shaped like an oval)

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