Definition of Oblateness in English :

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Oblateness meaning in English

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see synonyms of oblateness


1. ellipticity, oblateness

the property possessed by a round shape that is flattened at the poles

Example Sentences:
'the oblateness of the planet'

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see synonyms of oblateness
the state of having an oblate shape
The Earth is 21 kilometres, or 0.3 per cent, wider from east to west than from north to south. Astronomers had been confident that their calculations of this oblateness were fairly accurate.

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see synonyms of oblateness
1. Having the shape of a spheroid generated by rotating an ellipse about its shorter axis.
2. Having an equatorial diameter greater than the distance between poles; compressed along or flattened at the poles: Planet Earth is an oblate solid.

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