What is oval?

  • (noun): A closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it.
    Synonyms: ellipse
    See also — Additional definitions below


An oval (from Latin ovum, "egg") is a closed curve in a plane which "loosely" resembles the outline of an egg. The term is not very specific, but in some areas (projective geometry, technical drawing, etc.) it is given a more precise definition. In common English, the term is used in a broader sense; any shape which reminds one of an egg. The 3-dimensional version of an oval is called an ovoid.

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1920 VFL Season - Premiership Season - Round 5
... score Venue Date Fitzroy 13.18 (96) Geelong 8.8 (56) Brunswick Street Oval 26 May 1920 St Kilda 8.6 (54) Essendon 8.15 (63) Junction Oval 26 May 1920 ...
Whitten Oval
... Whitten Oval is a stadium in the inner-western suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia located at 417 Barkly Street, Footscray ... Formerly known as the Western Oval, it was renamed in honour of Ted Whitten, a former player, captain and coach for the Club ... was also erected at the entrance of the Oval ...
1920 VFL Season - Premiership Season - Round 2
65) Melbourne 12.8 (80) EMCG 8 May 1920 South Melbourne 6.13 (49) Fitzroy 12.7 (79) Lake Oval 8 May 1920 Geelong 7.8 (50) Collingwood 7.13 (55) Corio Oval 8 May ...
Oval - In Common English
... In common speech "oval" means a shape rather like an egg or an ellipse, which may be two-dimensional or three-dimensional ... joined by a rectangle, like a cricket infield or oval racing track ... The shape lends its name to many well-known places (see Oval (disambiguation)) ...
Blue Oval News
... Blue Oval News is an independent web site devoted to news, commentary, and speculation about Ford Motor Company ... In July 1999, Blue Oval News posted an article stating that the 1999 Mustang Cobra generates less power than advertised ... from circulation, a request refused by the publisher of Blue Oval News ...

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