elliptic vs prolate what difference

what is difference between elliptic and prolate

English

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἐλλειπτικός (elleiptikós), from ἐλλείπω (elleípō, I leave out, omit).

Adjective

elliptic (not comparable)

  1. (geometry) Of or pertaining to an ellipse.
    • 1995, Patrick J. Roache, Elliptic Marching Methods and Domain Decomposition, page 1,
      In this chapter, the history of solving elliptic problems by direct marching methods is reviewed.
  2. (mathematics) Of or pertaining to a broad field of mathematics that originates from the problem of calculating arc lengths of an ellipse.
  3. (mathematics, in combination, of certain functions, equations and operators) That has coefficients satisfying a condition analogous to the condition for the general equation for a conic section to be of an ellipse.
  4. (botany, of leaves) Oval, with a short or no point.

Synonyms

  • (of or pertaining to an ellipse): elliptical

Coordinate terms

  • (whose coefficients satisfy a condition): hyperbolic, parabolic

Derived terms

Related terms

  • elliptical
  • elliptically

Translations



English

Etymology

From Latin prolatum, past participle of proferre (to extend, lengthen).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹəʊ.leɪt/, /pɹəʊˈleɪt/

Adjective

prolate (comparative more prolate, superlative most prolate)

  1. Elongated at the poles.
    A cigar is a prolate spheroid.

Translations

Antonyms

  • oblate

Related terms

  • proffer

See also

  • equidimensional

Verb

prolate (third-person singular simple present prolates, present participle prolating, simple past and past participle prolated)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To utter; to pronounce.

Anagrams

  • La Porte, LaPorte, Laporte, Platero, Portela, patrole

Latin

Participle

prōlāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of prōlātus

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