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Oblate

Ob`late´
a.1.
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
(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.
n.1.(R. C. Ch.) 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.
Noun1.oblate - a lay person dedicated to religious work or the religious life
Adj.1.oblate - having the equatorial diameter greater than the polar diameter; being flattened at the poles
Synonyms: pumpkin-shaped
Antonyms:
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"
prolate, pumpkin-shaped, rounded, watermelon-shaped
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