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ob·late 1

 (ŏb′lāt′, ŏ-blāt′)
adj.
1. Having the shape of a spheroid generated by rotating an ellipse about its shorter axis.
2. Having an equatorial diameter greater than the distance between poles; compressed along or flattened at the poles: Planet Earth is an oblate solid.

[Probably New Latin oblātus : Latin ob-, toward; see ob- + Latin (prō)lātus; see prolate.]

ob′late′ly adv.
ob′late′ness n.

ob·late 2

 (ŏb′lāt′)
n.
1. A layperson dedicated to religious life, especially such a layperson who is affiliated with but not a member of a monastic order.
2. Oblate Roman Catholic Church A member of one of various religious communities whose members are bound by less stringent vows than those required of monastic orders.

[Medieval Latin oblātus, from Latin, past participle of offerre, to offer; see offer.]

oblate

(ˈɒbleɪt)
adj
(Mathematics) having an equatorial diameter of greater length than the polar diameter: the earth is an oblate sphere. Compare prolate
[C18: from New Latin oblātus lengthened, from Latin ob- towards + lātus, past participle of ferre to bring]
ˈoblately adv

oblate

(ˈɒbleɪt)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a person dedicated to a monastic or religious life
[C19: from French oblat, from Medieval Latin oblātus, from Latin offerre to offer]

ob•late1

(ˈɒb leɪt, ɒˈbleɪt)

adj.
flattened at the poles, as a spheroid generated by the revolution of an ellipse about its shorter axis (opposed to prolate).
[1695–1705; < New Latin oblātus lengthened = Latin ob- ob- + (prō)lātus prolate]
ob′late•ly, adv.

ob•late2

(ˈɒb leɪt, ɒˈbleɪt)

n.
a person serving and living in a monastery but not under monastic rule or full monastic vows.
[1860–65; < Medieval Latin oblātus, Latin: offered, past participle of offerre to offer]

oblate

, prolate - Oblate means "flattened at the poles," and the opposite is prolate; the Earth is an oblate spheroid.
See also related terms for poles.

oblate

a person resident and serving in a monastery but not under vows; a lay religious worker.
See also: Catholicism

oblate

Describes a planetary shape in which the equatorial distance is greater than the distance between the poles. The Earth is an oblate planet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oblate - a lay person dedicated to religious work or the religious life
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
Adj.1.oblate - having the equatorial diameter greater than the polar diameter; being flattened at the poles
rounded - curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"
prolate, watermelon-shaped - having the polar diameter greater than the equatorial diameter; "a prolate spheroid is generated by revolving an ellipse about its major axis"
Translations
oblate

oblate

1
adj (Math) → abgeplattet

oblate

2
n (Eccl) → Oblate m
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Firstly, many species have oblately or prolately spheroidal eggs, so that eggs with the same diameter may have different egg volumes (30).