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oblate

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adjective ob·late \ä-ˈblāt, ˈä-ˌ\

Definition of oblate

  1. :  flattened or depressed at the poles <an oblate spheroid>

oblateness

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Origin and Etymology of oblate

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


First Known Use: 1705


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oblate

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noun ob·late \ˈä-ˌblāt\

Definition of oblate

  1. 1 :  a layman living in a monastery under a modified rule and without vows

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1864


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