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spherical angle

noun, Geometry.
an angle formed by arcs of great circles of a sphere.
Origin of spherical angle
First recorded in 1670-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It must be able to turn through a spherical angle of 180 degrees, and was necessarily controlled electrically from the inside.

    The Black Star Passes John W Campbell
British Dictionary definitions for spherical angle

spherical angle

an angle formed at the intersection of two great circles of a sphere
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