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spherical

[ sfer-i-kuhl, sfeer- ]
/ ˈsfɛr ɪ kəl, ˈsfɪər- /
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adjective
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.
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Origin of spherical

1515–25; <Late Latin sphēric(us) (see spherics1) + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for spherical

spherical

spheric

/ (ˈsfɛrɪkəl) /

adjective
shaped like a sphere
of or relating to a spherespherical geometry
geometry formed on the surface of or inside a spherea spherical triangle
  1. of or relating to heavenly bodies
  2. of or relating to the spheres of the Ptolemaic or the Copernican system

Derived forms of spherical

spherically, adverbsphericalness, noun
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