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spherical excess

noun, Mathematics.
1.
the difference between the sum of the angles of a spherical triangle and two right angles.
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  • The area of a spherical triangle is equal to the area of a lune whose angle is half the triangle's spherical excess.

    The Teaching of Geometry David Eugene Smith

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