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Prolate

Pro`late´
a.1.Stretched out; extended; especially, elongated in the direction of a line joining the poles; as, a prolate spheroid; - opposed to oblate.
Prolate cycloid
See the Note under Cycloid.
Prolate ellipsoid
(Geom.) (Geom.), a figure generated by the revolution of an ellipse about its major axis. Contrasted with oblate spheroid. See Ellipsoid of revolution, under Ellipsoid.
v. t.1.To utter; to pronounce.
Adj.1.prolate - having the polar diameter greater than the equatorial diameter; "a prolate spheroid is generated by revolving an ellipse about its major axis"
Antonyms:
oblate, pumpkin-shaped - having the equatorial diameter greater than the polar diameter; being flattened at the poles
2.prolate - rounded like an egg
egg-shaped, elliptic, elliptical, oval, ovate, oviform, ovoid, rounded
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