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1 the doughnut-shaped object enclosed by a torus
2 a ring-shaped surface generated by rotating a circle around an axis that does not intersect the circle [syn: torus]

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  1. A surface generated by a closed curve (especially a circle) rotating about, but not intersecting or containing, an axis in its own plane
  2. A ring-shaped object whose surface is a torus


  • 1994: The photon belt, a huge torroid [sic] shaped object composed of photon light particles, was first discovered by your scientists in 1961 near the vicinity of the Pleiades by satellite instrumentation. — You are Becoming a Galactic Human, by Virginia Essene and Sheldon Nidel, ISBN 0937147087, pp. 27–28

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Toroid may refer to:
toroid in Bulgarian: Тороид
toroid in Catalan: Toroide
toroid in Czech: Toroid
toroid in German: Ringkern
toroid in Spanish: Toroide
toroid in Polish: Toroid
toroid in Slovak: Toroid (geometria)
toroid in Finnish: Toroidi
toroid in Swedish: Toroid
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