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 for Oblate spheroid
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Oblate \Ob*late"\, a. [L. oblatus, used as p. p. of offerre to
     bring forward, offer, dedicate; ob (see Ob-) + latus borne,
     for tlatus. See Tolerate.]
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     1. (Geom.) Flattened or depressed at the poles; as, the earth
        is an oblate spheroid.
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     2. Offered up; devoted; consecrated; dedicated; -- used
        chiefly or only in the titles of Roman Catholic orders.
        See Oblate, n.
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     Oblate ellipsoid or Oblate spheroid (Geom.), a solid
        generated by the revolution of an ellipse about its minor
        axis; an oblatum. Contrasted with prolate spheroid. See
        Ellipsoid of revolution, under Ellipsoid.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spheroid \Sphe"roid\, n. [L. spheroides ball-like, spherical,
     Gr. ???; ???? sphere + e'i^dos form: cf. F. sph['e]ro["i]de.]
     A body or figure approaching to a sphere, but not perfectly
     spherical; esp., a solid generated by the revolution of an
     ellipse about one of its axes.
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     Oblate spheroid, Prolate spheroid. See Oblate,
        Prolate, and Ellipsoid.
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