spherics

1
[sfer-iks, sfeer-]
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noun (used with a singular verb)

the geometry and trigonometry of figures formed on the surface of a sphere.

Nearby words

  1. spherical sailing,
  2. spherical triangle,
  3. spherical trigonometry,
  4. spherically,
  5. sphericity,
  6. sphero-,
  7. spherocyte,
  8. spherocytic anemia,
  9. spherocytosis,
  10. spheroid

Origin of spherics

1
1650–60; earlier spheric, noun use of the adj. < Late Latin sphēricus < Greek sphairikós. See sphere, -ic, -ics

spherics

2
[sfer-iks, sfeer-]

noun

Also sferics. (used with a singular verb) a branch of meteorology in which electronic devices are used to forecast the weather and to study atmospheric conditions.
(used with a plural verb) Radio and Television. atmospherics.
(used with a singular verb) sferics(def 3).

Origin of spherics

2
short for atmospherics

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British Dictionary definitions for spherics

spherics

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noun

(functioning as singular) the geometry and trigonometry of figures on the surface of a sphere

noun

(functioning as singular) short for atmospherics
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Science definitions for spherics

sferics

The study of atmospherics, especially through the use of electronic detectors.
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