elliptical system

elliptical system

[ə′lip·tə·kəl ′sis·təm]
(engineering)
A tracking or navigation system where ellipsoids of position are determined from time or phase summation relative to two or more fixed stations which are the focuses for the ellipsoids.
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Interacting galaxies NCC 4782 and NCC 4783 comprise a very unusual giant elliptical system located about 6[degrees] west of Spica, near the Corvus-Virgo border.
One of these is the elliptical system of needlebeams.
Volan Design was determined to give the Reebok Fusion a sleek, streamlined appearance, despite the fact that the internal mechanism was actually larger than the typical elliptical system, due primarily to the new adjustable stride functionality.