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# spherical

## Definitions

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

• adjective Having the shape of a sphere; globular.
• adjective Having a shape approximating that of a sphere.
• adjective Of or relating to a sphere.
• adjective Of or relating to celestial bodies.

### from The Century Dictionary.

• Bounded by or having the form of the surface of a sphere: as, a spherical body; a spherical surface; a spherical shell.
• Pertaining or relating to a sphere or spheres, or to sphericity: as, a spherical segment or section; spherical trigonometry.
• Relating to the planets; planetary, in the astrological sense.

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

• adjective Having the form of a sphere; like a sphere; globular; orbicular.
• adjective Of or pertaining to a sphere.
• adjective Of or pertaining to the heavenly orbs, or to the sphere or spheres in which, according to ancient astronomy and astrology, they were set.
• adjective etc. See under Angle, Coordinate, etc.
• adjective that branch of geometry which treats of spherical magnitudes; the doctrine of the sphere, especially of the circles described on its surface.
• adjective See under Harmonic, a.
• adjective portion of the surface of a sphere included between two great semicircles having a common diameter.
• adjective the magnitude of a solid angle. It is measured by the portion within the solid angle of the surface of any sphere whose center is the angular point.
• adjective portion of the surface of a sphere bounded by the arcs of three or more great circles.
• adjective the projection of the circles of the sphere upon a plane. See Projection.
• adjective the segment of a sphere. See under Segment.
• adjective re on the surface of a sphere, bounded by the arcs of three great circles which intersect each other.

• adjective geometry shaped like a sphere
• adjective geometry (no comparative or superlative) of, or pertaining to, spheres
• adjective Of or relating to the heavenly orbs, or to the sphere or spheres in which, according to ancient astronomy and astrology, they were set.

• adjective of or relating to spheres or resembling a sphere
• adjective having the shape of a sphere or ball

## Etymologies

From Latin sphericus, from Ancient Greek σφαιρικός +‎ -al