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Origin of oblate1
OTHER WORDS FROM oblateob·late·ly, adverb
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The characteristic form is round-oblate, regular; Size medium.
Oblate, or flattened, when the axial diameter is decidedly the shorter; fig. 35.
His hands went up to his eyes and he stared for a few moments at the pale yellow oblate shape of the sun.A Honeymoon in Space|George Griffith
Oblate, is the reverse of oblong, and means shorter in one direction, than in another.Conversations on Natural Philosophy, in which the Elements of that Science are Familiarly Explained|Jane Haldimand Marcet and Thomas P. Jones
(He disengages himself) Why should I not speak to him or to any human being who walks upright upon this oblate orange?Ulysses|James Joyce