Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having the shape of a globe or globule; spherical.
  • adjective Consisting of globules.
  • adjective Worldwide; global.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Globe-shaped ; having the form of a ball or sphere; round; spherical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Globe-shaped; having the form of a ball or sphere; spherical, or nearly so.
  • adjective a chart of the earth's surface constructed on the principles of the globular projection.
  • adjective (Map Projection) a perspective projection of the surface of a hemisphere upon a plane parallel to the base of the hemisphere, the point of sight being taken in the axis produced beyond the surface of the opposite hemisphere a distance equal to the radius of the sphere into the sine of 45°.
  • adjective sailing on the arc of a great circle, or so as to make the shortest distance between two places; circular sailing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Roughly spherical in shape.
  • adjective Comprising globules.
  • noun astronomy A globular cluster

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

  • adjective having the shape of a sphere or ball

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  • William Herschel though who first coined the term globular cluster in his catalog of deep sky objects in 1789.

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  • William Herschel though who first coined the term globular cluster in his catalog of deep sky objects in 1789.

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  • William Herschel though who first coined the term globular cluster in his catalog of deep sky objects in 1789.

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  • William Herschel though who first coined the term globular cluster in his catalog of deep sky objects in 1789.

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  • • 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

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  • • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • 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.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • 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.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

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