[ US /ˈɑbɫeɪt, ɑˈbɫeɪt/ ]
  1. a lay person dedicated to religious work or the religious life
  1. having the equatorial diameter greater than the polar diameter; being flattened at the poles
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How To Use oblate In A Sentence

  • The earth is actually best approximated as an oblate spheroid, meaning that it is flattened at the poles.
  • An oblate spheroid of these dimensions would occupy a volume of 4.7 m.
  • Did you know that both prolate and oblate ellipsoids pack more efficiently than spheres? The Future of Theoretical Cosmology
  • Members of the French Academy of Sciences led the world in measuring the Earth's shape, proudly determining it to be an oblate spheroid.
  • Kerr geometry uses something called oblate spheroidal coordinate system.
  • In it he stated, without proof, that the Earth is an oblate spheroid, supporting Newton against the rival Cassinian view.
  • Nor is there much evidence to support the idea that the vast majority of churchgoing Catholics are eager to become Benedictine oblates.
  • And as the subtitle promises the themes it will explore are the intersections of acedia with the writer's marriage -- especially with her husband's illness and death; with monks, who come in both because Norris first encountered the term acedia in the writings of the desert fathers and because she's a Benedictine oblate and thus has found that participating in the monastic life as a lay person has been for her a primary means of combating acedia; and the writing life, both Norris and her late husband are published poets. The Wine Dark Sea
  • A toom purse makes an oblate merchant.
  • A number of finite-strain studies from natural shear zones show oblate geometries.
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