Adjective "oblast" definition and examples

(Oblast may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈɒblast/

Definitions and examples

noun

An administrative division or region in Russia and the former Soviet Union, and in some constituent republics of the former Soviet Union.
  1. 'In the 1990s, governors of oblasts (administrative units roughly comparable to states) and presidents of republics acquired significant political autonomy.'
  2. 'Ukraine has twenty-four administrative units - oblasts - almost all named for their capitals.'

More definitions

1. (in Russia and the Soviet Union) an administrative division corresponding to an autonomous province.

2. region; province.

More examples(as adjective)

"contracts can be oblast."

"boundaries can be oblast."

"administrations can be oblast."

Origin

Russian.