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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A sphere flattened at the poles.

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Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A sphere flattened at the poles. Used as a verb, listen here, it means: NtV- Offer, to make an oblation of. Also: noun- One offered or devoted to the religious life; esp. a person living in or associated with a religious community, but not bound by vows.

Usage examples (38)
  • The planet Earth is an oblate.
  • Note that you omitted your latest "pious title" which at last count was now "oblate".
  • The shell closed and fused into a seamless oblate.
  • Or elliptical reasoning, or oblate spheroidal reasoning. for more
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