American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having the shape of a globe or globule; spherical.
- adj. Consisting of globules.
- adj. Worldwide; global.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Globe-shaped ; having the form of ball or sphere; round; spherical.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Globe-shaped; having the form of ball or sphere; spherical, or nearly so.
- n. See under Globular, Gnomonic, etc.
- adj. having the shape of a sphere or ball
“William Herschel though who first coined the term globular cluster in his catalog of deep sky objects in 1789.”
“• Helen Sawyer Hogg (1905-1993): "A Gift of Stars", researcher on variable stars in globular clusters, and writer of a popular astronomy column in the Toronto Star”
“The disk was known to be surrounded by a dim, sparse halo of old stars and odd little balls of old stars called globular clusters.”
“This short paper gives a good summary of work done to date concerning the search for IMBHs in star clusters namely globular clusters.”
“H1N1 influenza viruses in a portion of HA called the globular head differ by about 20 percent.”
“For his thesis, Dr. Sandage used this trick to date a so-called globular cluster, known as”
“They belong exclusively to the "globular" class, and the peculiarity is most strikingly apparent in the groups known as”
“The planets might also form in environments - such as globular star clusters - low in the heavy elements needed to form planets, since dying stars shed material enriched in such elements.”
“Our concept of the term 'globular' has had to be expanded womewhat ot avoid excluding the increasingly popular genus Echinocereus, which contains only a few truly globular members but without which the book would be of greatly reduced use to the average enthusiast.”
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round; ball shaped; spherical
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