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pro·late

 (prō′lāt′)
adj.
1. Having the shape of a spheroid generated by rotating an ellipse about its longer axis.
2. Having the distance between the poles longer than the equatorial diameter: a prolate spheroid.

[Latin prōlātus, past participle of prōferre, to stretch out : prō-, forth; see pro-1 + lātus, brought; see telə- in Indo-European roots.]

pro′late′ly adv.
pro′late′ness n.

prolate

(ˈprəʊleɪt)
adj
(Mathematics) having a polar diameter of greater length than the equatorial diameter. Compare oblate1
[C17: from Latin prōferre to enlarge]
ˈprolately adv
ˈprolateness n

pro•late

(ˈproʊ leɪt)

adj.
elongated oblate1 along the polar diameter, as a spheroid generated by the revolution of an ellipse about its longer axis (opposed to oblate).
[1685–95; < Latin prōlātus, past participle of prōferre to bring forward, extend; see pro-1, oblate1]
pro′late•ly, adv.
oblate, prolate - Oblate means "flattened at the poles," and the opposite is prolate; the Earth is an oblate spheroid.
See also related terms for poles.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
rounded - curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"
oblate, pumpkin-shaped - having the equatorial diameter greater than the polar diameter; being flattened at the poles
2.prolate - rounded like an egg
rounded - curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"
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