[ sfer-i-kuhl, sfeer- ]
/ ˈsfɛr ɪ kəl, ˈsfɪər- /
having the form of a sphere; globular.
formed in or on a sphere, as a figure.
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.
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SYNONYMS FOR spherical
spher·i·cal·i·ty, nounspher·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·spher·ic, adjectivenon·spher·i·cal, adjective
non·spher·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·spher·i·cal·i·ty, nounqua·si-spher·i·cal, adjectivequa·si-spher·i·cal·ly, adverbsub·spher·ic, adjectivesub·spher·i·cal, adjectiveun·spher·i·cal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for non-spherical
Both disturbances result from the attraction of the moon on the non-spherical earth—on its protuberant equator.Pioneers of Science|Oliver Lodge
British Dictionary definitions for non-spherical
/ (ˈsfɛrɪkəl) /
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
Derived Formsspherically, adverbsphericalness, noun
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Medicine definitions for non-spherical
[ sfîr′ĭ-kəl, sfĕr′- ]
Having the shape of or approximating a sphere; globular.
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