spherical angle


noun Geometry.

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

Origin of spherical angle

First recorded in 1670–80
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British Dictionary definitions for spherical angle

spherical angle


noun

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