Noun(1) a lay person dedicated to religious work or the religious life
Adjective(1) having the equatorial diameter greater than the polar diameter; being flattened at the poles
(1) The earth is actually best approximated as an oblate spheroid, meaning that it is flattened at the poles.(2) In general, the strain ellipsoids have oblate strain symmetry with some data points in the prolate field.(3) Kerr geometry uses something called oblate spheroidal coordinate system.(4) Bede was offered as an oblate to the monastery of Wearmouth when he was only seven years old and spent his whole life as a monk.(5) An oblate spheroid is a surface of revolution obtained by rotating an ellipse about its minor axis(6) A number of finite-strain studies from natural shear zones show oblate geometries.(7) In the course of the twelfth century, Benedictine houses abandoned the practice of receiving children as oblates , to be educated in the cloister as a preliminary to profession.(8) While monastic vocations decline, the number of monastic lay affiliates, or oblates , grows.(9) Stanbrook, which also has 120 lay people, or oblates , is well-known for having Britain's oldest private printing press, the Abbey Press, established in 1876.(10) Nor is there much evidence to support the idea that the vast majority of churchgoing Catholics are eager to become Benedictine oblates .
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