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spherical triangle

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noun Geometry.
  1. a triangle formed by arcs of great circles of a sphere.
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Origin of spherical triangle

First recorded in 1575–85
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British Dictionary definitions for spherical triangle

spherical triangle

  1. a closed geometric figure formed on the surface of a sphere that is bounded by arcs of three great circles
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