Dictionary > Oblate

Oblate

oblate
One of an association of priests or religious women who have offered themselves to the service of the church. There are three such associations of priests, and one of women, called oblates.
One of the oblati.
Origin: From Oblate.
1. (Science: geometry) Flattened or depressed at the poles; as, the earth is an oblate spheroid.
2. Offered up; devoted; consecrated; dedicated; used chiefly or only in the titles of roman Catholic orders.
(Science: geometry) See Oblate, Oblate ellipsoid or spheroid, a solid generated by the revolution of an ellipse about its minor axis; an oblatum. See Ellipsoid of revolution, under Ellipsoid.
Origin: L. Oblatus, used as p.p. Of offerre to bring forward, offer, dedicate; ob (see Ob-) – latus borne, for tlatus. See Tolerate.


You will also like...

Pollution in Freshwater Ecosystems
Pollution in Freshwater Ecosystems

There are many environmental factors that arise due to the usage of water in one way or another and for every action tha..

Birth of a Human Baby
Birth of a Human Baby

Following nine months inside the mother's womb is the birth of the baby. Know the different stages of the birthing proce..

Biological Cell schematic diagram
Biological Cell Introduction

It only takes one biological cell to create an organism. A single cell is able to keep itself functional through its 'mi..

river
Running Water Freshwater Communities

This tutorial introduces flowing water communities, which bring new and dithering factors into the equation for possible..

The Human Physiology
The Human Physiology

Physiology is the study of how living organisms function. Thus, human physiology deals specifically with the physiologic..

vitamins
A Balanced Vitamin Diet – Vitamins A – K

A balanced diet is essential to a healthy organism. Insufficiency or too much of a particular element or compound, such ..