Ovoid

DEFINITION

A three-dimensional form shaped like an egg ? oval from some points of view, and circular from others. The adjectival form can be either ovoid or ovate, although ovate can refer to something either two- or three-dimensional.(pr. OH-voyd)Example:Matti Suuronen (Finnish architect, 1933-), Futuro, 1968, a "futuristic" house resembling a flying saucer, it has a fiberglass exterior, height 4 m, diameter 8 m, volume 140 cubic m, weight without furnishings, 2,500 kg, manufactured in several locations around the world. It appears ovoid in every elevation view, although it is circular in plan. The shape is repeated in the design&#39;s twelve oval windows. see thumbnail to leftA model of the Futuro. Visit Futuro-House.net and model.Also see biomorphic, edge, ellipse, curve, oblong, sphere, and volume.<br><br>A three-dimensional form shaped like an egg ? oval from some points of view, and circular from others. The adjectival form can be either ovoid or ovate, although ovate can refer to something either two- or three-dimensional.(pr. OH-voyd)

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