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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [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.

Knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance. --Shak.

Though the stars were suns, and overburned Their spheric limitations. --Mrs. Browning.

{Spherical angle}, {Spherical coordinate}, {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 lune},portion of the surface of a sphere included between two great semicircles having a common diameter.

{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 sector}. See under {Sector}.

{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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



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}, {spherical}]

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