glob

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In the biological sense, proposed by Bevil R. Conway and Doris Y. Tsao, by analogy with the cytochrome-oxidase "blobs" of V1, an earlier stage in the hierarchical elaboration of colour.

Noun[edit]

glob (plural globs)

  1. A round, shapeless or amorphous lump, as of a semisolid substance.
    He put a glob of paint into the cup and went on painting.
  2. (programming) A limited pattern matching technique using wildcards, less powerful than a regular expression.
  3. (biology) A millimeter-sized colour module found beyond the visual area V2 in the brain's parvocellular pathway.

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Verb[edit]

glob (third-person singular simple present globs, present participle globbing, simple past and past participle globbed)

  1. To stick in globs or lumps.
  2. (programming) To carry out pattern matching using a glob.

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French globe, from Latin globus.

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glob n (plural globuri)

  1. globe (all senses)

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glob c

  1. a globe

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