Definition of annular in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈanjʊlə/


Ring-shaped: complex craters have uplifted central structures surrounded by an annular trough and a fractured rim
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  • The eclipse is an example of the rarest type of solar eclipse, a ‘hybrid’ in which some areas see a total eclipse while others see an annular, or ring-shaped, eclipse.
  • The tympanic bone is distinctively annular (ring-shaped).
  • The Sun undergoes an annular, or ring-shaped, eclipse on the 3rd.



Example sentences
  • On the other hand the portion formed into an annularly corrugated shape lacks flexibility if the whole of the hose is formed from a hard resin material.
  • The annularly arranged gas supply tubes extend into the converging part up to a second point.
  • The present invention relates to a structure of stator wire groove seats having annularly closed stable devices.


Late 16th century: from French annulaire or Latin annularis, from anulus, annulus 'a ring'.

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