globular globular  /ɡ ˈlɑb jə lər/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having the shape of a sphere or ball

Usage(s):

  1. The globular corona had been photographed before but these swiftly-taken candid camera shots made in mid-air were its best portraits to date.
  2. PTI referred to the hard globular juice-filled core of white meat backed by a tough brown integument, which may be extracted intact from the fibrous husk of the coconut.
  3. Out from the sides of the globular pay load unfolded four strange paddles.

News

  • A Rare Opportunity to Watch a Blue Straggler Forming

    A unique and enigmatic variety of stars known as blue stragglers appear to defy the normal stellar aging process. Discovered in globular clusters, they appear much younger than the rest of the stellar population. Since their discovery in 1953, astronomers have been asking the question: how do these stars regain their youth? For years, two [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Universe Today

Quotes

  1. "Before this observation, we had only one example of an intermediate-mass black hole - in the globular cluster G1, in the nearby Andromeda Galaxy", said astronomer Karl Gebhardt of the University of Texas at Austin, USA, and a member of the team...
    on Apr 2, 2008 By: Karl Gebhardt Source: ScienceBlog.com (blog)

  2. In his 1959 novel, The Sirens of Titan, Kurt Vonnegut wrote "Every passing hour brings the Solar System forty-three thousand miles closer to Globular Cluster M13 in Hercules - and still there are some misfits who insist that there is no such thing...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Kurt Vonnegut Source: Space Fellowship

  3. Paul Flynn described senior Tory politician Sir Nicholas Soames as an "amiable buffoon" with a "globular mountainous shape" and referred to Liberal Democrat Lembit Opik as a "clown" and a "turkey."
    on Nov 19, 2008 By: Paul Flynn Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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