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spherics

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[ sfer-iks, sfeer- ]
/ ˈsfɛr ɪks, ˈsfɪər- /
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noun (used with a singular verb)

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

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Origin of spherics

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

Definition for spherics (2 of 2)

spherics2
[ sfer-iks, sfeer- ]
/ ˈsfɛr ɪks, ˈsfɪər- /

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

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Short for atmospherics
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British Dictionary definitions for spherics (1 of 2)

spherics1
/ (ˈsfɛrɪks) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for spherics (2 of 2)

spherics2

US sferics

/ (ˈsfɛrɪks, ˈsfɪər-) /

noun

(functioning as singular) short for atmospherics
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