Oblate ellipsoid

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(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.

See also: Oblate

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(b) Oblate ellipsoid with circular cross section with diameter a and shortened radius b.
For numerical illustration of the contact behaviour, the shape sample consisting on a rotational oblate ellipsoid defined by size parameters a = b = 2 and c = 1 will be investigated.
Then a large slotted-waveguide array with an oblate ellipsoid radome, as shown in Fig.
For an oblate ellipsoid particle (with [R.sub.b] > [R.sub.a]), an effective radius [R.sub.e] is defined as:
However, if the minor axis is horizontal, it is referred to as an oblate ellipsoid. The parabola is in a plane parallel to the side of the cone.
My lens, however, was more of an oblate ellipsoid and would not stay in place in my eye if its major axis was horizontal.