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Definition of "toroid" [toroid]

  • Mathematics A surface generated by a closed curve rotating about, but not intersecting or containing, an axis in its own plane. (noun)
  • Mathematics A solid having such a surface. (noun)
  • A body having the shape of a toroid. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "toroid" in a sentence
  • "I think you were just missing the need for the patch where the "toroid" was. just a quick Q: why all the UCS changes?"
  • "The key component is the car's flywheel accumulator, a washer drum-sized device sitting in the cockpit that stores electrical energy mechanically, in a toroid-shaped mass spinning at up to 38,000 rpm."
  • "In response to a few quick taps of his razor-sharp claws, the darkened screen lit up and displayed what was obviously a highly magnified view of a complex molecular form, its toroid surface studded with innumerable side chains; it reminded Riker of one of the perceptually deceptive drawings of M. C. Escher."
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