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- n. An oblate spheroid; a figure described by the revolution of an ellipse about its minor axis.
- adj. Submitted for publication; especially, of academic articles, submitted for peer review before publication.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An oblate spheroid; a figure described by the revolution of an ellipse about its minor axis. Cf. oblongum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An oblate spheroid or ellipsoid.
From Late Latin oblātus (oblatus), from Latin ob ("in front of, before") + lātus ("broad, wide"), (modelled after and contrasting with prolatus ("extended, lengthened")). (Wiktionary)
New Latin. From Latin oblātum (oblatum), past participle of Latin offerre ("bring to, offer"), from ob ("in front of") + fero ("bring"). Compare oblate. (Wiktionary)