- having the form of a sphere; globular.
- formed in or on a sphere, as a figure.
- of or relating to a sphere or spheres.
- pertaining to the heavenly bodies, or to their supposed revolving spheres or shells.
- pertaining to the heavenly bodies regarded astrologically as exerting influence on humankind and events.
Origin of spherical
Synonyms for spherical
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Both disturbances result from the attraction of the moon on the non-spherical earth—on its protuberant equator.Pioneers of Science
- shaped like a sphere
- of or relating to a spherespherical geometry
- geometry formed on the surface of or inside a spherea spherical triangle
- of or relating to heavenly bodies
- of or relating to the spheres of the Ptolemaic or the Copernican system
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Word Origin and History for non-spherical
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- Having the shape of or approximating a sphere; globular.
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