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Origin of sphericity

1615–25; < New Latin sphēricitās, equivalent to Late Latin sphēric(us) (see spherics1) + -itās- -ity
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Historical Examples of sphericity

  • Lambert, indeed, seems to have believed in the sphericity of the earth.

  • The sphericity of the globe was thus made matter of certainty.

    The Sea

    Jules Michelet

  • They had no projections, and the draftsmen evidently had no idea of the sphericity of the earth.

    Nautical Charts

    G. R. Putnam

  • It is on teleological grounds that Bruno accounts for this sphericity.

    Giordano Bruno

    James Lewis McIntyre

  • Suppose it is a question of having the pupil grasp the idea of the sphericity of the earth.

    How We Think

    John Dewey

British Dictionary definitions for sphericity


  1. the state or form of being spherical
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