oblate spheroid(redirected from Oblate sphere)
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oblate spheroid[′ä‚blāt ′sfir‚ȯid]
The surface or ellipsoid generated by rotating an ellipse about one of its axes so that the diameter of its equatorial circle exceeds the length of the axis of revolution. Also known as oblate ellipsoid.
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