Glob"u*lar (?), a. [Cf. F. globulaire.]

Globe-shaped; having the form of a ball or sphere; spherical, or nearly so; as, globular atoms.

Milton.

Globular chart, a chart of the earth's surface constructed on the principles of the globular projection. -- Globular projection 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°. -- Globular sailing, sailing on the arc of a great circle, or so as to make the shortest distance between two places; circular sailing.

 

© Webster 1913.

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