What does prolate mean?

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ˈproʊ leɪtpro·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prolate, watermelon-shaped(adj)

    having the polar diameter greater than the equatorial diameter

    "a prolate spheroid is generated by revolving an ellipse about its major axis"

  2. egg-shaped, elliptic, elliptical, oval, oval-shaped, ovate, oviform, ovoid, prolate(adj)

    rounded like an egg


  1. prolate(Adjective)

    Elongated at the poles.

    A cigar is a prolate spheroid.

  2. Origin: From prolatum, past participle of proferre

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prolate(adj)

    stretched out; extended; especially, elongated in the direction of a line joining the poles; as, a prolate spheroid; -- opposed to oblate

  2. Prolate(verb)

    to utter; to pronounce

  3. Origin: [L. prolatus, used as p. p. of proferre to bring forth, to extend; pro + latus, p. p. See Pro-, and Tolerate. ]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prolate

    prō′lāt, adj. extended lengthwise: having the diameter between the poles longer than at right angles to it, as a spheroid.—ns. Prolāte′ness, Prolā′tion, a bringing forth: pronunciation: delay: (mus.) a division. [L. prolatus, pa.p. of proferre, to bring forward—pro, forth, ferre, to bear.]

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How to say prolate in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prolate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prolate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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