Pro"late (?), a. [L. prolatus, used as p. p. of proferre to bring forth, to extend; pro + latus, p. p. See Pro-, and Tolerate. ]

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

Prolate cycloid. See the Note under Cycloid. -- Prolate ellipsoidspheroid Geom., a figure generated by the revolution of an ellipse about its major axis. See Ellipsoid of revolution, under Ellipsoid.


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Pro*late" (?), v. t.

To utter; to pronounce.

[Obs.] "Foun-der-ed; prolate it right."

B. Jonson.


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