Prolate cycloid
Prolate Pro"late, a. [L. prolatus, used as p. p. of proferre to bring forth, to extend; pro + latus, p. p. See {Pro-}, and {Tolerate}. ] Stretched out; extended; especially, elongated in the direction of a line joining the poles; as, a prolate spheroid; -- opposed to {oblate}. [1913 Webster]

{Prolate cycloid}. See the Note under {Cycloid}.

{Prolate ellipsoid} or {Prolate spheroid} (Geom.), a figure generated by the revolution of an ellipse about its major axis. Contrasted with {oblate spheroid}. See {Ellipsoid of revolution}, under {Ellipsoid}. [1913 Webster]


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  • prolate cycloid — noun a cycloid generated by a point outside the rolling circle • Hypernyms: ↑cycloid …   Useful english dictionary

  • Prolate — Pro late, a. [L. prolatus, used as p. p. of proferre to bring forth, to extend; pro + latus, p. p. See {Pro }, and {Tolerate}. ] Stretched out; extended; especially, elongated in the direction of a line joining the poles; as, a prolate spheroid;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prolate ellipsoid — Prolate Pro late, a. [L. prolatus, used as p. p. of proferre to bring forth, to extend; pro + latus, p. p. See {Pro }, and {Tolerate}. ] Stretched out; extended; especially, elongated in the direction of a line joining the poles; as, a prolate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prolate spheroid — Prolate Pro late, a. [L. prolatus, used as p. p. of proferre to bring forth, to extend; pro + latus, p. p. See {Pro }, and {Tolerate}. ] Stretched out; extended; especially, elongated in the direction of a line joining the poles; as, a prolate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cycloid — For other uses, see Cycloid (disambiguation). A cycloid generated by a rolling circle A cycloid is the curve traced by a point on the rim of a circular wheel as the wheel rolls along a straight line. It is an example of a roulette, a curve… …   Wikipedia

  • cycloid — cycloidal, adj. cycloidally, adv. /suy kloyd/, adj. 1. resembling a circle; circular. 2. (of the scale of a fish) smooth edged, more or less circular in form, and having concentric striations. 3. (of a fish) having such scales. 4. Psychiatry. of… …   Universalium

  • Cycloid — Cy cloid (s? kloid), n. [Cyclo + oid: cf. F. cyclo[ i]de.] (Geom.) A curve generated by a point in the plane of a circle when the circle is rolled along a straight line, keeping always in the same plane. [1913 Webster] Note: The common cycloid is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prolate trochoidal mass spectrometer — A prolate trochoidal mass spectrometer is an chemical analysis instrument in which the ions of different mass to charge ratio are separated by means of mutually perpendicular electric and magnetic fields so that the ions follow a prolate… …   Wikipedia

  • Inflected cycloid — Inflected In*flect ed, a. 1. Bent; turned; deflected. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) Having inflections; capable of, or subject to, inflection; inflective. [1913 Webster] {Inflected cycloid} (Geom.), a prolate cycloid. See {Cycloid}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inflected — In*flect ed, a. 1. Bent; turned; deflected. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) Having inflections; capable of, or subject to, inflection; inflective. [1913 Webster] {Inflected cycloid} (Geom.), a prolate cycloid. See {Cycloid}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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