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- n. The quality of being spherical, being a sphere.
- n. The ratio of the surface area of a given particle to the surface area of a sphere with the same volume.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being spherial; roundness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being in the shape of a sphere.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the roundness of a 3-dimensional object
Cusa describes the sight of God as an "eye of sphericity ... of infinite perfection."
Bucky Fuller used sphericity to make his kind of buildings
I hope that these deviations from sphericity are not terribly large for sn1's.
Plato, Aristotle, Eratosthenes, Posidonius, and all the geometricians of Asia, of Egypt, and of Greece, having acknowledged the sphericity of our globe, how did it happen that we, for so long
Of course unlike the sphericity of the Earth, you have to do more than look at a photograph to figure it out.
Theophrastus, who is the primary basis of the doxographical tradition, says that it was Parmenides who discovered the sphericity of the earth
The other three, no longer quite able to attain sphericity and thus moving more slowly than normally, followed.
In a sense, we suffer from the same kind of geometrical bias concern - ing space-time as does the man who thinks the earth is flat because he cannot detect its sphericity in his small patch of ground.
By the same token, the shadow thrown by the moon on the sun in a partial solar eclipse demonstrated ocularly the sphericity of the moon.
The sphericity of the earth was a doctrine held by many at that day; but the theory was not in harmony with the religious ideas of the time, and so it was not prudent for one to publish too openly one's belief in the notion.