WikiDiff says that

As adjectives the difference between toroidal and toric is that toroidal is having the shape of a torus or toroid while toric is pertaining to or shaped like a torus, or a section of a torus; toroidal.

This seems like two rephrasings of the same basic definition. Is there any difference between these two words' meanings?

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    math.stackexchange.com might have a better idea of the difference – Mitch Apr 10 '18 at 1:05
  • Surface geometry ain't my thing and in half a century I've often heard and often read "toroidal" but never, either, "toric." You might try comparing at least half a dozen ech, general and specialist dictionaries before mistrusting WikiDiff… Where are you planning to use this that no colleagues can give advice about house style, please? – Robbie Goodwin Apr 22 '18 at 17:23

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