annular

adjective

an·​nu·​lar ˈan-yə-lər How to pronounce annular (audio)
: of, relating to, or forming a ring
an annular skin lesion

Examples of annular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An annular solar eclipse was visible for parts of the U.S. on Oct. 14, 2023, but the sun wasn't totally covered, according to NASA. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 5 Feb. 2024 An annular solar eclipse will occur in the sky on October 2 over parts of South America. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 25 Jan. 2024 Events covered in this essay (the last of a three-part photo summary of the year) include an annular solar eclipse over North America, Israel’s war against Hamas, a destructive hurricane in Mexico, the felling of a famous tree in England, and much more. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, 7 Dec. 2023 Scientists can say when annular and solar eclipses will happen down to the second centuries in advance. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 14 Oct. 2023 An annular solar eclipse occurred on Oct. 14 and Americans across the country were in the direct line of crossing. Brittany Kasko, Fox News, 19 Oct. 2023 The next annular solar eclipse will be at least partially visible from South America on October 2,2024. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 14 Oct. 2023 The 2023 eclipse is an annular solar eclipse, which occurs when the moon is farthest away from the Earth. Solcyre Burga, TIME, 13 Oct. 2023 On Saturday, the moon crossed in front of the sun, creating an annular solar eclipse that could be seen by residents across sections of North, Central, and South America. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, 16 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French annulaire, from Medieval Latin anularis, from Latin anulus

First Known Use

circa 1560, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of annular was circa 1560

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Cite this Entry

“Annular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/annular. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

annular

adjective
an·​nu·​lar ˈan-yə-lər How to pronounce annular (audio)
: of, relating to, or forming a ring

Medical Definition

annular

adjective
an·​nu·​lar ˈan-yə-lər How to pronounce annular (audio)
: of, relating to, or forming a ring
the annular diaphragm of a microscope

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