681b spherical - Definition of spherical at Define.com Dictionary and Thesaurus (define spherical)
 A:link {color:inherit;text-decoration: inherit;font-style:inherit} A:active{color:inherit;text-decoration: inherit;font-style:inherit} A:visited{color:inherit;text-decoration: inherit;font-style:inherit} A:hover{color:inherit;text-decoration: underline;font-style:inherit} From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]: Spherical \Spher"ic*al\, Spheric \Spher"ic\, adjective [L. sphaericus, Gr. ???: cf. F. sph['e]rique.] 1. Having the form of a sphere; like a sphere; globular; orbicular; as, a spherical body. 2. Of or pertaining to a sphere. 3. Of or pertaining to the heavenly orbs, or to the sphere or spheres in which, according to ancient astronomy and astrology, they were set. {Spherical angle}, {Spherical co["o]rdinate}, {Spherical excess}, etc. See under {Angle}, {Coordinate}, etc. {Spherical geometry}, that branch of geometry which treats of spherical magnitudes; the doctrine of the sphere, especially of the circles described on its surface. {Spherical harmonic analysis}. See under {Harmonic}, adjective {Spherical opening}, 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. {Spherical polygon},portion of the surface of a sphere bounded by the arcs of three or more great circles. {Spherical projection}, the projection of the circles of the sphere upon a plane. See {Projection}. {Spherical segment}, the segment of a sphere. See under {Segment}. {Spherical triangle},re on the surface of a sphere, bounded by the arcs of three great circles which intersect each other. {Spherical trigonometry}. See {Trigonometry}. -- {Spher"ic*al*ly}, adverb -- {Spher"ic*al*ness}, noun From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:adjective 1: of or relating to spheres or resembling a sphere; "spherical geometry" [ant: {nonspherical}] 2: having the shape of a sphere or ball; "a spherical object"; "nearly orbicular in shape"; "little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey [syn: {ball-shaped}, {global}, {globose}, {globular}, {orbicular}, {spheric}]From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]: Define.com is a registered nonprofit corporation dedicated solely to the global public interest and the advancement of humanity. It belongs to all of us who have a desire to promote electronic democracy, science, creativity, imagination, reason, critical thinking, peace, race and gender equality, civil rights, equal access to education, personal liberty, free speech, animal rights, compassionate and nonviolent parenting, social and economic justice, global monetary reform, Secular Humanism, cognitive liberty and a permanent cessation of The War on Drugs. Let's see what we can do if we put our heads together. 0