rotundness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rotundness the roundness of a 3-dimensional object
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rotundness Roundness; rotundity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rotundness Same as rotundity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Rotundness globular form
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. rotundusrota, a wheel.

Usage

In literature:

I might well demand your pity, Flora Bannerworth, for never crawled an abject wretch upon the earth's rotundity, so pitiable as I.
"Varney the Vampire" by Thomas Preskett Prest
Wilton, though taller, lacked the rotund Talbot's liveliness of attack.
"A Reversible Santa Claus" by Meredith Nicholson
He had a growing paunch, and when he stood he leaned back slightly as though his rotund front found ease in exhibition.
"The Colossus" by Opie Read
Most of them, like Breede, were men whose wealth the daily press had a habit of estimating in rotund millions.
"Bunker Bean" by Harry Leon Wilson
Our rotund friend was in a bad way.
"Plum Pudding" by Christopher Morley
It is, certainly, shaded here to give the effect of rotundity, but that is quite a superfluity.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 633, February 18, 1888" by Various
The commissary is my purveyor, and," she added, glancing at his rotund figure, "I have no fear of starving in his company.
"The Actress in High Life" by Sue Petigru Bowen
Wade was dark and grim, and Murray too, despite his rotundity.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
Moreover it could not be helped, a consideration which, when available, was a great favourite with the rotund tobacconist.
"A Cigarette-Maker's Romance" by F. Marion Crawford
A few months of this treatment give a marvellous rotundity to the figure, thus greatly increasing her charms in the native eye.
"Life in Morocco and Glimpses Beyond" by Budgett Meakin
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In poetry:

They see in his gay rotundity
A clumsy stuffed-out dress -
They see in the cup he waves on high
A tinselled emptiness.
"At a Pantomime." by William Schwenck Gilbert
But oh, how changed! That rotund face
The new moon rivall'd, pale and thin;
Where once was cheek, now empty space;
Whate'er stood out, did now stand in.
"The Hard Times In Elfland [A Story of Christmas Eve]" by Sidney Lanier
What mean yon cries where the flat world dies
In hazy rotundity —
Tumult a-swoon, silence a-croon,
Lapped in profundity — bane or boon
Or only the drone of a fever rune?
"Prarie Storm Rune" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
Still at the top of your stairs I see you stand
Bowing a little in your courtly manner,
Smiling and gracious, shining and pink and rotund,
Bidding us into the privilege of your dinner.
"For: Kenneth Slessor" by Douglas Alexander Stewart
Scarce had night the sun's gold touch displaced
From the vast Rotund and the neighboring dead
When her husband followed; bowed; half-passed,
With lip upcast;
Then, halting, sullenly said:
"Her Death And After" by Thomas Hardy
Alas! the frog's success was slight,
Which really was a wonder,
In view of how with main and might
He strove to grow rotunder!
And, standing patiently the while,
The bull displayed a quiet smile.
"The Arrogant Frog And The Superior Bull" by Guy Wetmore Carryl

In news:

Walmart and ICHC have an addictive online game called NOM NOM NOM 4 FUD in which players direct a rotund marmalade tabby around a house.
Even now, half a century after a Massachusetts inventor named Earl Tupper made the world safe for deviled eggs and rotund lettuces, Tupperware is a vision of perfection.
Officer Ray (Gary Basaraba) on NBC's "Boomtown": The rotund cop is dead weight , and as entertaining as athlete's foot, besides.
Somewhere in the middle of Interstate 17 between Flagstaff and Phoenix, AZ, the mystery of Christmas lives on in a juniper tree that looks more like a rotund tumbleweed than a traditional holiday decoration.
Harlem is inviting all Laurel and Hardy fans to the city Saturday, Oct 6, to celebrate the more rotund half of the comedic duo.
Sandoval's rotund shape won the hearts of Bay Area fans.
Food and drink run the gamut, from the polite French sensibility of Le Gans to the brazen booziness of the Village Idiot, whose rotund owner is prone to biting the heart out of beer cans and bear-hugging patrons.
Created for Harper's Weekly in 1881, it helped to change the image of Saint Nicholas from that of a thin, serious bishop to one of a rotund, jolly old elf.
Like Ebenezer Scrooge, a certain rotund, snow-haired, thrice-married GOP presidential candidate regards poor children as slackers.
I'm aware that this rotund figure doesn't look much like Harper.
Electronica Jonathan Davis Named for the fabulously hairy and rotund, The 2 Bears hail in part from the London DJ scene.
The rotund fellow in this video has the perfect physique for imitating a seal .
Ernest is one of a pouffe trio—Frank and Henry complete the threesome—that showcase the Scottish lass's take on a rotund wooly jumper.
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In science:

In particular, one of the open problems in is whether on a given WCG Banach space with an equivalent C k -Fr´echet smooth norm, there exists an equivalent locally uniformly rotund (LUR) norm which is a uniform limit on bounded sets of C k -Fr´echet smooth norms.
$C^k$-smooth approximations of LUR norms
There is a closely related problem of obtaining a norm which shares simultaneously good rotundity and smoothness properties.
$C^k$-smooth approximations of LUR norms
Zizler, On residuality of the set of rotund norms on a Banach space, Math.
$C^k$-smooth approximations of LUR norms
It is well known that (U C ) implies (kR) and (kR) implies ((k + 1)R), and (kR) spaces are reflexive and rotund, and it is easy to see that (k − N U C ) implies (kR).
On Some Geometric Properties Of Sequence Space Defined By de la Vallee-Poussin Mean
If V has this property of generic points then we say it is rotund. (Zilber used the terms normal and ex-normal.) Thus in order to understand types in exponential fields satisfying SC, one is inevitably led to varieties which are rotund and free.
The algebraic numbers definable in various exponential fields
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