GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a spheroid; a solid figure generated by the revolution of an ellipse about one of its axes. It is called a
prolate spheroid, or prolatum, when the ellipse is revolved about the major axis, and an oblate spheroid, or oblatum, when it is revolved about the minor axis.
- n. a shape that is generated by rotating an ellipse around one of its axes
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