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 ...
An oblate in Christian monasticism (especially Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican and Methodist) is a person who is specifically dedicated to God or to God's service.
The oblate spheroid is the approximate shape of many planets and celestial bodies, including Saturn, Jupiter and the quickly-spinning star, Altair; in particular ...
adjective 1. flattened at the poles, as a spheroid generated by the revolution of an ellipse about its shorter axis (opposed to prolate).
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Summary of what a Benedictine oblate is and what an oblate does. Overview of how to become an oblate.
probably from New Latin oblatus, from ob-+ -latus (as in prolatus prolate) First Known Use: 1705
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Oblate Spheroid. A "squashed" spheroid for which the equatorial radius is greater than the polar radius , so (called an oblate ellipsoid by Tietze 1965, p. 27).
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