oblate








adjective

  1. flattened at the poles, as a spheroid generated by the revolution of an ellipse about its shorter axis (opposed to prolate).

noun

  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.

adjective

  1. having an equatorial diameter of greater length than the polar diameterthe earth is an oblate sphere Compare prolate

noun

  1. a person dedicated to a monastic or religious life

adj.“flattened on the ends,” 1705, from Medieval Latin oblatus “flattened,” from Latin ob “toward” (see ob-) + latus, abstracted from its opposite, prolatus “lengthened” (see oblate (n.)). n.“person devoted to religious work,” 1756, from Medieval Latin oblatus, noun use of Latin oblatus, variant past participle of offerre “to offer, to bring before,” from ob- (see ob-) + latus “carried, borne” (used as suppletive past participle of ferre “to bear”), from *tlatos, from PIE root *tel-, *tol- “to bear, carry” (see extol).

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