equilibrium spheroid

equilibrium spheroid

[‚ē·kwə′lib·rē·əm ′sfir‚ȯid]
(geophysics)
The shape that the earth would attain if it were entirely covered by a tideless ocean of constant depth.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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