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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pro·late /ˈproˌlet/
 (a.)扁長的,擴展的,延長的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·late a.  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 ellipsoid or Prolate spheroid Geom., a figure generated by the revolution of an ellipse about its major axis.  Contrasted with oblate spheroid.  See Ellipsoid of revolution, under Ellipsoid.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·late v. t. To utter; to pronounce. [Obs.] “Foun-der-ed; prolate it right.”
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 prolate
      adj 1: having the polar diameter greater than the equatorial
             diameter; "a prolate spheroid is generated by
             revolving an ellipse about its major axis" [syn: watermelon-shaped]
             [ant: oblate]
      2: rounded like an egg [syn: egg-shaped, elliptic, elliptical,
          oval, ovate, oviform, ovoid]