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prolate

[proh-leyt] /ˈproʊ leɪt/
adjective
1.
elongated along the polar diameter, as a spheroid generated by the revolution of an ellipse about its longer axis (opposed to oblate).
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; < Latin prōlātus, past participle of prōferre to bring forward, extend; see pro-1, oblate
Related forms
prolately, adverb
prolateness, noun
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  • It was not until the higher solid fractions were reached that the the prolate spheroids became more aligned.
British Dictionary definitions for prolate

prolate

/ˈprəʊleɪt/
adjective
1.
having a polar diameter of greater length than the equatorial diameter Compare oblate1
Derived Forms
prolately, adverb
prolateness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin prōferre to enlarge
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