Facular Fac"u*lara. (Astron.) Of or pertaining to the facul[ae]. --R. A. Proctor. [1913 Webster]

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  • facular — adj. pertaining to a bright spot on the surface of the Sun (Astronomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • facular — fac·u·lar …   English syllables

  • facular — adjective see facula …   Useful english dictionary

  • facula — facular, adj. /fak yeuh leuh/, n., pl. faculae / lee /. Astron. an irregular, unusually bright patch on the sun s surface. [1700 10; < L: little torch, equiv. to fac (s. of fax) torch + ula ULE] * * * ▪ astronomy       in astronomy, bright… …   Universalium

  • facula — [ fakjʊlə] noun (plural faculae li:) Astronomy a bright region on the surface of the sun, linked to the subsequent appearance of sunspots. Derivatives facular adjective Origin C18: from L., dimin. of fax, fac torch …   English new terms dictionary

  • facula — /ˈfækjələ/ (say fakyuhluh) noun (plural faculae /ˈfækjəli/ (say fakyuhlee)) one of the irregular patches on the sun s disc, brighter than the general surface. {Latin, diminutive of fax torch} –facular, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • facula — n. (pl. faculae) Astron. a bright spot or streak on the sun. Derivatives: facular adj. faculous adj. Etymology: L, dimin. of fax facis torch …   Useful english dictionary