Oblate ellipsoid
Oblate Ob*late", a. [L. oblatus, used as p. p. of offerre to bring forward, offer, dedicate; ob (see {Ob-}) + latus borne, for tlatus. See {Tolerate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Geom.) Flattened or depressed at the poles; as, the earth is an oblate spheroid. [1913 Webster]

2. Offered up; devoted; consecrated; dedicated; -- used chiefly or only in the titles of Roman Catholic orders. See {Oblate}, n. [1913 Webster]

{Oblate ellipsoid} or {Oblate spheroid} (Geom.), a solid generated by the revolution of an ellipse about its minor axis; an oblatum. Contrasted with {prolate spheroid}. See {Ellipsoid of revolution}, under {Ellipsoid}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Ellipsoid of revolution — Ellipsoid El*lip soid, n. [Ellipse + oid: cf. F. ellipsoide.] (Geom.) A solid, all plane sections of which are ellipses or circles. See {Conoid}, n., 2 (a) . [1913 Webster] Note: The ellipsoid has three principal plane sections, a, b, and c, each …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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