spherical angle


nounGeometry.
  1. an angle formed by arcs of great circles of a sphere.

Origin of spherical angle

1
First recorded in 1670–80

Words Nearby spherical angle

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How to use spherical angle in a sentence

  • It must be able to turn through a spherical angle of 180 degrees, and was necessarily controlled electrically from the inside.

    The Black Star Passes | John W Campbell

British Dictionary definitions for spherical angle

spherical angle

noun
  1. an angle formed at the intersection of two great circles of a sphere

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