Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Shaped like or forming a ring.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to, or having the form of, a ring; forming a ring; ringed; ring-shaped; as, annular fibers; in the shape of an annulus.
  • adj. Banded or marked with circles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or having the form of, a ring; forming a ring; ringed; ring-shaped.
  • adj. Banded or marked with circles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the form of a ring; pertaining to a ring.
  • In zoology and anatomy, of or pertaining to ringed or ring-like structure or form; annulate; annuloid; annulose.
  • The orbicular ligament which holds the upper end of the radius in the sigmoid cavity of the ulna.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. shaped like a ring

Etymologies

Latin ānulāris, from ānulus, ring; see annulus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin ānulāris ("ring-shaped"); (possibly through French annulaire), from ānulus ("ring"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The name annular eclipse comes from the Latin annulus, meaning ring.

    The Times of India

  • Because it was Sunday they were having trouble getting the final items for the repairs—a fire extinguisher cartridge and something called the annular.

    A Lincoln Rhyme eBook Boxed Set

  • A protruding disc or bulging disc will cause pain when the strips of cartilage called annular fibers have a deficit that permits the nucleus to bulge farther than its normal degree.

    Hold it!

  • Each year produces a new tree which is seen and known by circular rings called annular growths.

    Philosophy of Osteopathy

  • The test involves finding the ratio of two quantities called annular differential surface densities (ADSDs) - which are derived from images of galaxies.

    physicsworld.com: all content

  • KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians will have another chance to observe a partial eclipse, known as the annular solar eclipse, on Jan 15 between 3pm and 5. 45pm.

    WN.com - Articles related to Thousands view solar eclipse in Africa and Asia

  • During an annular solar eclipse, the disc of the moon covers the eclipse will be visible partially in Hyderabad on January 15 The eclipse will begin at 11: 29 am KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians will have another chance to observe a partial eclipse, known as the annular solar eclipse, on Jan 15 between 3pm and 5. 45pm.

    WN.com - Articles related to Thousands view solar eclipse in Africa and Asia

  • At some parts in KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians will have another chance to observe a partial eclipse, known as the annular solar eclipse, on Jan 15 between 3pm and 5. 45pm.

    WN.com - Articles related to Thousands view solar eclipse in Africa and Asia

  • Four weeks before the initial explosion, when a technician reported seeing shredded rubber come out of the drilling fluid after someone accidentally drove a drilling pipe through a critical rubber "annular" ring in the infamous "Blow Out Preventer" (BOP), a supervisor told them "it was no big deal" and drilling continued as usual.

    Matthew Stein: Game Change or Game Over

  • These observations are particularly applicable to continuous furnaces such as annular brick furnaces, etc., in which a uniformity of temperature in the different chambers is of vital importance to perfect the baking.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 288, July 9, 1881

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