## Definitions

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

- n. The difference between the sum of the angles of a spherical triangle and the sum of the angles of a plane triangle.

### from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

- adj.
- n. the amount by which the sum of the three angles of a spherical triangle exceeds two right angles. The spherical excess is proportional to the area of the triangle.

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