Orbicularly
Orbicular Or*bic"u*lar, a. [L. orbicularis, fr. orbiculus, dim. of orbis orb: cf. F. orbiculaire.] Resembling or having the form of an orb; spherical; circular; orbiculate. -- {Or*bic"u*lar*ly}, adv. -- {Or*bic"u*lar*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

Orbicular as the disk of a planet. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]


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  • orbicularly — adverb see orbicular …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • orbicularly — See orbicularity. * * * …   Universalium

  • orbicularly — adv. in circular form, in a ring like shapeÉ”r bɪkjÉ™lÉ™(r)lɪ /ɔː bɪkjÊŠ …   English contemporary dictionary

  • orbicularly — or·bic·u·lar·ly …   English syllables

  • orbicularly — adverb see orbicular …   Useful english dictionary

  • orbicular — adjective Etymology: Middle English orbiculer, from Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French orbiculaire, from Late Latin orbicularis, from Latin orbiculus, diminutive of orbis Date: 15th century spherical, circular • orbicularly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • orbicular — orbicularity, orbicularness, n. orbicularly, adv. /awr bik yeuh leuhr/, adj. like an orb; circular; ringlike; spherical; rounded. [1375 1425; late ME < LL orbicularis circular, equiv. to L orbicul(us) small disk (orbi(s) ORB + culus CULE1) + aris …   Universalium

  • orbicular — adjective /ɔːˈbɪk.jə.lə,ɔːˈbɪk.jʊ.lə,ɔɹˈbɪk.ju.lɚ,ɔɹˈbɪk.jə.lɚ/ Circular or spherical in shape; round. See Also: orb, orbicularly, orbicularity …   Wiktionary

  • orbicular — [ɔ: bɪkjʊlə] adjective 1》 technical having the shape of a flat ring or disc. 2》 literary spherical or rounded. 3》 Geology (of a rock) containing spheroidal igneous inclusions. Derivatives orbicularity noun orbicularly adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • orbicular — /ɔˈbɪkjələ/ (say aw bikyuhluh) adjective like an orb; circular; ringlike; spherical; rounded. {Middle English, from Late Latin orbiculāris, from Latin orbiculus, diminutive of orbis orb} –orbicularity /ɔˌbɪkjəˈlærəti/ (say aw.bikyuh laruhtee),… …   Australian English dictionary

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