Meaning of oblate


Pronunciation: (ob'lāt, o-blāt'), [key]
— adj.
  1. flattened at the poles, as a spheroid generated by the revolution of an ellipse about its shorter axis (opposed to prolate). See diag. under


Pronunciation: (ob'lāt, o-blāt'), [key]
— n.
  1. a person offered to the service of and living in a monastery, but not under monastic vows or full monastic rule.
  2. a lay member of any of various Roman Catholic societies devoted to special religious work.
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