spherical angle


noun Geometry.

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

Nearby words

  1. spherality,
  2. sphere,
  3. sphere of influence,
  4. spherical,
  5. spherical aberration,
  6. spherical astronomy,
  7. spherical coordinate,
  8. spherical coordinates,
  9. spherical excess,
  10. spherical geometry

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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