a triangle formed by arcs of great circles of a sphere.
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Origin of spherical triangle
First recorded in 1575–85
Words nearby spherical triangle
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British Dictionary definitions for spherical triangle
a closed geometric figure formed on the surface of a sphere that is bounded by arcs of three great circles
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