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Definition of oblate
OblateOblate Ob*late", a. [L. oblatus, used as p. p. of offerre to
bring forward, offer, dedicate; ob (see Ob-) + latus borne,
for tlatus. See Tolerate.]
1. (Geom.) Flattened or depressed at the poles; as, the earth
is an oblate spheroid.
2. Offered up; devoted; consecrated; dedicated; -- used
chiefly or only in the titles of Roman Catholic orders.
See Oblate, n.
Oblate ellipsoid or spheroid (Geom.), a solid generated
by the revolution of an ellipse about its minor axis; an
oblatum. See Ellipsoid of revolution, under Ellipsoid. OblateOblate Ob*late", n. [From Oblate, a.] (R.C.Ch.)
(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.
(b) One of the Oblati.
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