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American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and ... - Page 8
by William Nicholson - 1821
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The British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences, Volume 5

William Nicholson - 1809
...plane •itiiated in the horizontal plane, the representation of which is required. See VER»PKCT1VF.. OBLATE, flattened, or shortened, as an •oblate spheroid,...rotation of an ellipse about the. shorter axis. The oblatcuess of the earth refers to the diminution of the polar axis in respect of the equatorial. The...
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The British Encyclopedia, Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ..., Volume 5

William Nicholson - Natural history - 1809
...any plane situated in the horizontal plane, the representation of which is required. See PERSPECTIVE. OBLATE, flattened, or shortened, as an oblate spheroid,...rotation of an ellipse about the shorter axis. The oblatenc&s of the earth refers to the diminution of the polar axis in respect of the equatorial. The...
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Pocket Encyclopedia: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 3

Edward Augustus Kendall - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1811
...action refers ; as I reminded the master, in which words, the master is used in the accusative case. OBLATE, flattened or. shortened, as an oblate spheroid,...refers to the diminution of the polar axis, in respect to the equatorial. OBLIQUE cases, in grammar, all except tbe nominative. . s • OBSERVATORY, a place...
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A Philosophical and Mathematical Dictionary: Containing an ..., Volume 2

Charles Hutton - Science - 1815
...plane situated in the horizontal plane, whose perspective representation is required. OBLATE, flatted, or shortened ; as an oblate spheroid, having its axis...the rotation of an ellipse about the shorter axis. OBLATEN ESS, of the earth, the flatness about the poles, or the diminution of the polar axis in respect...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 15

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1823
...tenure of obit or chantry lands is taken away and extinct by I Edw. VI. c. 14. and 15 Car. II. с. д. OBLATE, flattened or shortened ; as an oblate spheroid,...} being formed by the rotation of an ellipse about tue -.Imrter axis. The earth, whose polar diameter is shorter than the equatorial, is an oblate spheroid....
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Universal Technological Dictionary: Or, Familiar Explanations of ..., Volume 2

George Crabb - Industrial arts - 1823
...half an acre. OBLA'T^E (Ecc.) consecrated wafers. O'BLATE (Geom.) an epithet for any figure that is flattened or shortened, as an oblate spheroid, having its axis shorter than its middle diameter. OBLA'TES purgantes (Med.) cakes made of flour, sugar, and purging ingredients ; a usual form in which...
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Conversations on Natural Philosophy: In which the Elements of that Science ...

Mrs. Marcet (Jane Haldimand) - Astronomy - 1826 - 252 pages
...ascending node; and the other, where the planet descends to the south, is called the descending node. OBLATE, flattened, or shortened, as an oblate spheroid,...shorter than its middle diameter, being formed by of the equatorial. PARALLELOGRAM, in geometry, a quadrilateral right lined figure, whose opposite sides...
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Conversations on Natural Philosophy: In which the Elements of that Science ...

Mrs. Marcet (Jane Haldimand) - Astronomy - 1829 - 252 pages
...PARHELION, in ucliptick, whereof tho node, where the node physiology, a mock sun, or meteor, in form OBLATE, flattened, or shortened, as an oblate spheroid,...diminution of the polar axis in respect of the equatorial. OBTUSE, signifies blunter dull, in opposition to sharp or acute. Thus we say of a very bright light,...
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A Dictionary of Mechanical Science, Arts, Manufactures, and ..., Volume 2

Alexander Jamieson - Industrial arts - 1829
...picture. OBLATA, things offered voluntarily to kings by theirsuhjccts. OBLATE, Flattened, or Shortened, having its axis shorter than its middle diameter,...rotation of an ellipse about the shorter axis. The earth is an oblate spheroid, the polar diameter being shorter than the equatorial 730 mCTIONAKY OK...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science ..., Volume 16

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...from its diurnal rotation about its axis. Cheyne's Philosoplacal Principles. An OBLATE SPHEROID has its axis shorter than its middle diameter, being formed...the rotation of an ellipse about the shorter axis. OBLATI, Lat., in church history, secular persons who devoted themselves and their estates to some monastery,...
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