Definitions for "Oblate spheroid"
A roughly spherical surface which bulges at its 'equator' and is compressed at its 'poles', such as the surface of a rapidly rotating planet. Mathematically, the surface obtained by rotating an ellipse about its minor axis. As seen from 'above' or 'below' the original minor axis, circular in cross-section, but as seen from the 'side', elliptical in cross-section. Contrasted with a prolate spheroid.
Solid formed by rotating an ellipse about its short axis.
a circular ellipsoid for which cg the symmetry axis is along the smaller semiaxis
Keywords:  flattened, sphere, looks, shape, object
An object with a shape that looks like a flattened sphere.