
Definition of Prolate
1. Adjective. Having the polar diameter greater than the equatorial diameter. "A prolate spheroid is generated by revolving an ellipse about its major axis"
2. Adjective. Rounded like an egg.
Similar to: Rounded
Derivative terms: Ellipse, Ellipticity, Ellipse, Oval, Ovoid
Definition of Prolate
1. a. Stretched out; extended; especially, elongated in the direction of a line joining the poles; as, a prolate spheroid;  opposed to oblate.
2. v. t. To utter; to pronounce.
Definition of Prolate
1. Adjective. Elongated at the poles. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Prolate
1. extended lengthwise [adj]
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Literary usage of Prolate
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Mechanic's Assistant: A Thorough Practical Treatise on Mensuration and by D. M. Knapen (1849)
"Therefore, To find the solidity of a prolate spheroid :— Multiply the square of
the minor by ... What is the content of a prolate spheroid in feet, bushels, ..."
2. An Elementary Treatise on the Differential Calculus Founded on the Method of by John Minot Rice, William Woolsey Johnson (1877)
"prolate cycloid. x = y Denoting by b the distance of the generating point from
the centre of ... Determine the points of inflexion in the prolate cycloid. ..."
3. Mechanics' and Engineers' Pocketbook of Tables: Rules, and Formulas by Charles Haynes Haswell (1890)
"In a. prolate spheroid, Fig. 33, fixed or trans verso axis, а Ь, ia ibo inches,
revolving or ... Middle frustum of a prolate spheroid, io, Fig. ..."
4. A Mathematical Solution Book Containing Systematic Solutions to Many of the by Benjamin Franklin Finkel (1888)
"the volume of the prolate spheroid. III. .•. The volume of the prolate spheroid is
... The volume of a prolate spheroid is  of the circumscribed cylinder. ..."
5. The Theory and Practice of Absolute Measurements in Electricity and Magnetism by Andrew Gray (1893)
"The results are (1) prolate 0) For a prolate ellipsoid of eccentricity e (b =
c=a vl — e) Ellipsoid. ..."
6. An Elementary Treatise on the Integral Calculus: Containing Applications to by Benjamin Williamson (1880)
"If we suppose an ellipse to revolve round its axis major, the surface generated
by the revolving curve is called a prolate spheroid. ..."
7. An Elementary Treatise on the Differential Calculus: Founded on the Method by William Woolsey Johnson (1904)
"44, and using the same notation as in Art., so that OR is equal to the arc a;/;
subtending the angle RCP, we have FlG „ (ll/. R prolate ..."