Oblate vs Oblite - What's the difference?

oblate | oblite |


As adjectives the difference between oblate and oblite

is that oblate is flattened or depressed at the poles while oblite is indistinct; slurred over.

As a noun oblate

is a person dedicated to a life of religion or monasticism, especially a member of an order without religious vows or a lay member of a religious community.

oblate

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m) and its source, post-classical (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • (Roman Catholic Church) A person dedicated to a life of religion or monasticism, especially a member of an order without religious vows or a lay member of a religious community.
  • A child given up by its parents into the keeping or dedication of a religious order or house.
  • * 2007', The Venerable Bede started as an '''oblate at St Paul's, Jarrow, but by the time of his death in 735 was surely the most learned man in Europe. — Tom Shippey, ‘I Lerne Song’, ''London Review of Books 29:4, p. 19
  • Etymology 2

    From ).

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Flattened or depressed at the poles.
  • The Earth is an oblate spheroid.
  • * 1922', Why should I not speak to him or to any human being who walks upright upon this '''oblate orange? — James Joyce, ''Ulysses
  • * 1997', ‘ ’Tis prolate, still,’ with a long dejected Geordie O. ‘Isn’t it…?’ ‘I’m an Astronomer,– trust me, ’tis gone well to '''oblate .’ — Thomas Pynchon, ''Mason & Dixon
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    oblite

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) indistinct; slurred over
  • * Fuller
  • Obscure and oblite mention.
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