# spherical triangle

### noun Geometry.

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

spherical excess, spherical geometry, spherical lens, spherical polygon, spherical sailing, spherical triangle, spherical trigonometry, sphericity, spherics, sphero-, spherocyte

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## British Dictionary definitions for spherical triangle

spherical triangle

### noun

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

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