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oblate

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Adjective, Noun
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ob=late

CIDE DICTIONARY

oblatea. [L. oblatus, used as p. p. of offerre to bring forward, offer, dedicate; ob (see Ob-) + latus borne, for tlatus. See Tolerate.].
  •  Flattened or depressed at the poles; as, the earth is an oblate spheroid.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Offered up; devoted; consecrated; dedicated; -- used chiefly or only in the titles of Roman Catholic orders. See Oblate, n.  [1913 Webster]
Oblate ellipsoid or Oblate spheroid (Geom.), a solid generated by the revolution of an ellipse about its minor axis; an oblatum. Contrasted with prolate spheroid. See Ellipsoid of revolution, under Ellipsoid.
oblaten. [From Oblate, a.].
     One of an association of priests or religious women who have offered themselves to the service of the church. There are three such associations of priests, and one of women, called oblates.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

oblate, n. a person dedicated to a monastic or religious life or work.

oblate, adj. Geom. (of a spheroid) flattened at the poles (cf. PROLATE).

Etymology
mod.L oblatus (as OBLATE(1))

ROGET THESAURUS

oblate

Shortness

N shortness, brevity, littleness, a span, shortening, abbreviation, abbreviature, abridgment, concision, retrenchment, curtailment, decurtation, reduction, epitome, elision, ellipsis, conciseness, abridger, epitomist, epitomizer, short, brief, curt, compendious, compact, stubby, scrimp, shorn, stubbed, stumpy, thickset, pug, chunky, decurtate, retrousse, stocky, squab, squabby, squat, dumpy, little, curtailed of its fair proportions, short by, oblate, concise, summary, shortly, in short.


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