[ 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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- sphere of influence,
- spherical aberration,
- spherical angle,
- spherical astronomy,
- spherical coordinate,
- spherical coordinates
Origin of spherical
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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/ (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
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[ sfîr′ĭ-kəl, sfĕr′- ]
Having the shape of or approximating a sphere; globular.
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