globular

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj globular having the shape of a sphere or ball "a spherical object","nearly orbicular in shape","little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Globular Globe-shaped; having the form of a ball or sphere; spherical, or nearly so; as, globular atoms.
    • Globular See under Globular Gnomonic, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • globular Globe-shaped ; having the form of a ball or sphere; round; spherical.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Globular like a globe: spherical
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. globulaire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. globus; gleba, a clod.

Usage

In literature:

Four of the largest trees show fruit, and each of these has only about a half-dozen of the globular cones.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
It is tall, with a profusion of very large globular flowers.
"The Mayflower, January, 1905" by Various
A huge globular shape which it hurt the eyes to look upon.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
Many of these globular vases are unusually handsome.
"Ancient art of the province of Chiriqui, Colombia" by William Henry Holmes
Some hailstones are globular, others elongated, and others armed with different points.
"The Rain Cloud or, An Account of the Nature, Properties, Dangers and Uses of Rain" by Anonymous
The very short old lady above them seemed to have caved in above the waistline, but below it she was globular to a remarkable degree.
"The Co-Citizens" by Corra Harris
He "guesses" that the earth is globular, but would not like to assert that it is not a plain.
"Talkers" by John Bate
His two semi-globular eyes, seemingly opaque, were surrounded by six smaller ones.
"The Wealth of Echindul" by Noel Miller Loomis
The geography blocks are globular in shape, painted gray.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
In Scalpellum the position is the same, but the shape is more globular.
"A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Apparently the signal source moved into, or behind, a globular cluster.
"The Egyptian Cat Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Fruit large, globular, inclining to conic, sometimes oblate, angular.
"The Apple" by Various
The globular nest is built on the ground, and the 6-8 eggs, laid in May, are usually pure white.
"What Bird is That?" by Frank M. Chapman
It may be distinguished from nimbus by its globular or rolled appearance, and also because it does not bring rain.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
A deep globular bowl of dark, well-polished ware is made to represent the head of an animal.
"Ancient Pottery of the Mississippi Valley" by William H. Holmes
He came to me, his bright brown eyes globular with the news.
"Captain Macedoine's Daughter" by William McFee
Their features were contorted to a set, silent snarl and their eyes had the black globular lustre of a rat's.
"Command" by William McFee
The globular white dorsal has a pink cloud at the base and dots of crimson.
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
Ahead he saw the bright globular sign of the Stardust Cafe.
"Brink of Madness" by Walter J. Sheldon
He lifted his own rubber gloved hand to his globular helmet and returned the salute.
"The Golden Amazons of Venus" by John Murray Reynolds
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In poetry:

There was an Old Person of Hurst,
Who drank when he was not athirst;
When they said, 'You'll grw fatter,'
He answered, 'What matter?'
That globular Person of Hurst.
"Limerick: There was an Old Person of Hurst" by Edward Lear

In news:

A visual survey of Centaurus reveals a fuzzy star — Omega — that happens to be the sky's brightest globular cluster, NGC 5139.
Constellation Corona Borealis , globular cluster M9, and the Lobster Nebula.
This zoomed-in image from the Dark Energy Camera of the center of the globular star cluster 47 Tucanae, which lies about 17,000 light years from Earth.
A multitude of galaxies and one glorious globular cluster highlight this pair of celestial horses.
Herschel's Garnet Star, open cluster M39, and globular cluster Palomar 12.
Globular Clusters of Stars, From a Young Galaxy.
Turn your eyes skyward for globular cluster season.
NGC 6791 is the first known star cluster juxtaposing the properties of open and globular clusters.
Silvery-blue Spica, the only prominent star in the constellation Virgo, acts as your guide to the Omega Centauri globular star cluster.
Summer splendors, such as globular clusters and planetary nebulae, dominate the Serpent-Bearer.
The designer used them with emotional effect for summer 2012 but this time they were gleaming, globular decoration to fit the circular transparent plastic hats carried in the models' hands.
Filled with Milky Way treasures, the scorpion offers a cornucopia of open and globular clusters as well as bright nebulae.
Silvery-blue Spica , the only prominent star in the constellation Virgo, acts as your guide to the Omega Centauri globular star cluster.
Star clusters , or globular clusters , contain highly concentrated ancient stars, which are often about 10 billion years old and bound tightly together by gravity.
Globular clusters are clumps of old stars, some as many as 10 billion years old, making them some of the oldest observable structures in the universe.
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In science:

Predictions of the model and implications for the gas content of globular clusters are discussed.
Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton Accretion Model for Low-luminosity X-ray Sources in Globular Clusters
INTRODUCT ION Globular clusters contain at least two varieties of X-ray sources, differentiated by their luminosities.
Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton Accretion Model for Low-luminosity X-ray Sources in Globular Clusters
We propose the application of this basic idea to globular clusters to explain the DCXSs.
Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton Accretion Model for Low-luminosity X-ray Sources in Globular Clusters
The extension of the BHL accretion model to NSs in globular clusters does not suffer from this indeterminacy.
Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton Accretion Model for Low-luminosity X-ray Sources in Globular Clusters
For those globular clusters where it is possible to measure the radial velocity dispersion, σ , of the central population of stars, one finds σ ∼ 5 - 20 km s-1 (Dubath, Meylan, & Mayor 1997).
Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton Accretion Model for Low-luminosity X-ray Sources in Globular Clusters
These assumptions should be reasonable within the core region of a globular cluster.
Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton Accretion Model for Low-luminosity X-ray Sources in Globular Clusters
Therefore, for globular clusters where the gas is unionized, the BHL accretion process might not be relevant.
Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton Accretion Model for Low-luminosity X-ray Sources in Globular Clusters
SUMMARY AND CONCLU S ION S The model we have presented for the DCXSs is rather generic, since the requirements of the model should not be difficult to satisfy, at least in some globular clusters.
Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton Accretion Model for Low-luminosity X-ray Sources in Globular Clusters
We list a number of key points regarding the BHL accretion scenario and the IACN population in globular clusters. 1.
Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton Accretion Model for Low-luminosity X-ray Sources in Globular Clusters
Therefore, it may be worthwhile to calculate a projected 2D correlation function for DCXSs and AGB stars for those globular clusters that have been observed with both Chandra and HST. 7.
Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton Accretion Model for Low-luminosity X-ray Sources in Globular Clusters
What this suggests is that the phase behavior of many globular-protein solutions obeys a law of corresponding states.
Phase Behavior of a Simple Model for Membrane Proteins
The reason is simply that it is more difficult to crystallize membrane proteins than globular proteins.
Phase Behavior of a Simple Model for Membrane Proteins
It would, of course, be very interesting to know if the “generic” features of the phase behavior of quasi-two-dimensional proteins are similar to those of globular proteins.
Phase Behavior of a Simple Model for Membrane Proteins
We find that the general topology of the phase diagram is indeed similar to that for threedimensional (“globular”) proteins.
Phase Behavior of a Simple Model for Membrane Proteins
Researchers studying merging galaxies often use names such as “protoglobular cluster” or “young globular clusters”.
The Formation of Star Clusters
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