noun (used with a singular verb)
the geometry and trigonometry of figures formed on the surface of a sphere.
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- spherical sailing,
- spherical triangle,
- spherical trigonometry,
- spherocytic anemia,
Origin of spherics1
Origin of spherics2
short for atmospherics
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A treatise of his “on Spherics” still exists, and was printed in Paris in 1558.
(functioning as singular) the geometry and trigonometry of figures on the surface of a sphere
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The study of atmospherics, especially through the use of electronic detectors.
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