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tubular

[too-byuh-ler, tyoo-] /ˈtu byə lər, ˈtyu-/
adjective
1.
having the form or shape of a tube; tubiform.
2.
of or pertaining to a tube or tubes.
3.
characterized by or consisting of tubes.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < Neo-Latin tubulāris; see tubule, -ar1
Related forms
tubularity, noun
tubularly, adverb
intertubular, adjective
multitubular, adjective
nontubular, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for multi tubular

tubular

/ˈtjuːbjʊlə/
adjective
1.
Also tubiform (ˈtjuːbɪˌfɔːm). having the form of a tube or tubes
2.
of or relating to a tube or tubing
Derived Forms
tubularity, noun
tubularly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for multi tubular

tubular

adj.

1670s, "having the form of a tube or pipe," from Latin tubulus "a small pipe" (see tube) + -ar. Teen slang sense attested by 1982, Valspeak, apparently from surfers' slang for a hollow, curling wave, ideal for riding.

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Slang definitions & phrases for multi tubular

tubular

adjective

Wonderful; excellent; awesome, great

[1970s+ Teenagers; fr surfing term describing a wave with a tube, that is, a cylindrical space around which the crest is curling as the wave breaks, and inside which the surfer happily rides]


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