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1. oblate

a lay person dedicated to religious work or the religious life


2. oblate, pumpkin-shaped

having the equatorial diameter greater than the polar diameter; being flattened at the poles

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see synonyms of oblate
having an equatorial diameter of greater length than the polar diameter
the earth is an oblate sphere
Compare prolate
a person dedicated to a monastic or religious life

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see synonyms of oblate
flattened at the poles
an oblate spheroid
Roman Catholic Church
a person dedicated to the religious life; esp., a person living in or associated with a religious community but not bound by vows

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see synonyms of oblate
1. Having the shape of a spheroid generated by rotating an ellipse about its shorter axis.
2. Having an equatorial diameter greater than the distance between poles; compressed along or flattened at the poles: Planet Earth is an oblate solid.
1. A layperson dedicated to religious life, especially such a layperson who is affiliated with but not a member of a monastic order.
2. Oblate Roman Catholic Church A member of one of various religious communities whose members are bound by less stringent vows than those required of monastic orders.

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