an angle formed by arcs of great circles of a sphere.
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- sphere of influence,
- spherical aberration,
- spherical astronomy,
- spherical coordinate,
- spherical coordinates,
- spherical excess,
- spherical geometry
Origin of spherical angle
First recorded in 1670–80
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an angle formed at the intersection of two great circles of a sphere
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