noun, plural sphe·ric·i·ties.

a spherical state or form.

Origin of sphericity

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

Historical Examples of sphericity

  • The sphericity of the cloud-particles may be immediately inferred from their deportment under the luminous beams.

  • This is different from teaching him its sphericity as a fact.

    How We Think

    John Dewey

  • In his first book he refutes the opinion of the sphericity of the earth, which he regarded as a heresy.

    Astronomical Myths

    John F. Blake

  • There seems no reason to doubt, however, that Parmenides actually held the doctrine of the earth's sphericity.

  • But its shape (sphericity) did not altogether satisfy me, moreover certain cracks could be seen.

British Dictionary definitions for sphericity



the state or form of being spherical
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