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spheric

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spherica. [L. sphaericus, Gr. : cf. F. sphérique.].
•  Having the form of a sphere; like a sphere; globular; orbicular; as, a spherical body.  [1913 Webster]
•  Of or pertaining to a sphere.  [1913 Webster]
•  Of or pertaining to the heavenly orbs, or to the sphere or spheres in which, according to ancient astronomy and astrology, they were set.  [1913 Webster]
"Knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance."  [1913 Webster]
"Though the stars were suns, and overburned
Their spheric limitations.
"  [1913 Webster]
Spherical angle, Spherical coördinate, 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, a. -- 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.