Oblate Spheroid

Pronunciation: /ˈɒbleɪt ˈsfɪər.ɔɪd/ Explain

Oblate spheroid - A flattened sphere.
Figure 1: Oblate spheroid.

An oblate spheroid is a type of ellipsoid that can be constructed by rotating an ellipse on its minor axis.


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, oblate spheroid. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 128. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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