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Definition of "globular" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "globular" in a sentence
  • "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."