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Origin of prolate
OTHER WORDS FROM prolatepro·late·ly, adverbpro·late·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for prolate
The immediate inference from this was that, the degree diminishing with increasing latitude, the earth must be a prolate spheroid.
The prolate or lemon-like shape is caused by the gravitative pull of the earth, balanced by the centrifugal whirl.
Each disk has become prolate in the same sort of fashion as yielding globes do.
Two spheres revolving round each other can only remain spherical if rigid; if at all plastic they become prolate.
Mr. Murphy invites attention and objection to some assertions, as that the earth is prolate, not oblate.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)|Augustus de Morgan