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ob•late



Pronunciation: (ob'lāt, o-blāt'), [key]
adj.
flattened at the poles, as a spheroid generated by the revolution of an ellipse about its shorter axis (opposed to prolate). See diag. under prolate.

ob•late



Pronunciation: (ob'lāt, o-blāt'), [key]
n.
1. a person offered to the service of and living in a monastery, but not under monastic vows or full monastic rule.
2. a lay member of any of various Roman Catholic societies devoted to special religious work.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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