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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The property possessed by a round shape that is flattened at the poles.

Usage examples (26)
  • The oblateness of the planet
  • Newton's derivation of the precession from the gravitational action of the Moon and Sun raised three unresolved questions: What are the correct values for the mass of the Moon...
  • Discovery by Cassini of the oblateness of the planet
  • -- Discovery by Newton of the oblateness of the Earth. for more
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