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rotundity

Roget category 249

2. Words relating to space
2.3. Form
›› 2.3.2. Special form

#249. Rotundity

noun

rotundityroundness etc. adj. — cylindricitysphericity, spheroidityglobosity.
cylinder, cylindroid, cylindricalbarrel, drumroll, rollerrouleau, column, rolling-pin, rundle.
cone, conoidpear shape, egg shape, bell shape.
sphere, globe, ball, boulder, bowlderspheroid, ellipsoidoblong spheroidoblate spheroid, prolate spheroiddrop, spherule, globule, vesicle, bulb, bullet, pellet, pelote, clew, pill, marble, pea, knob, pommel, hornknot (convolution) 248.
curved surface, hyperspherehyperdimensional surface.

verb

render spherical etc. adj. — form into a sphere, sphere, roll into a ballgive rotundity etc. n. — round.

adjective

rotundround etc. (circular) 247cylindric, cylindrical, cylindroidcolumnar, lumbriciformconic, conicalspherical, spheroidalglobular, globated, globous, globoseegg shaped, bell shaped, pear shapedovoid, oviformgibbousrixiformcampaniform, campanulate, campaniliformfungiform, bead-like, moniliform, pyriform, bulboustres atque rotundus [Lat.]round as an orange, round as an apple, round as a ball, round as a billiard ball, round as a cannon ball.



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