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oblate

adjective ob·late \ ä-ˈblāt , ˈä-ˌblāt \

Definition of oblate

: flattened or depressed at the poles
  • an oblate spheroid

oblateness

noun

Origin and Etymology of oblate

probably from New Latin oblatus, from ob- + -latus (as in prolatus prolate)


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oblate

noun ob·late \ ˈä-ˌblāt \

Definition of oblate

1 : a layman living in a monastery under a modified rule and without vows
2 : a member of one of several Roman Catholic communities of men or women

Origin and Etymology of oblate

Medieval Latin oblatus, literally, one offered up, from Latin, past participle of offerre — more at offer


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