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spherics

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

spherics

2
[sfer-iks, sfeer-]
noun
  1. 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.
  2. (used with a plural verb) Radio and Television. atmospherics.
  3. (used with a singular verb) sferics(def 3).
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Origin of spherics

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short for atmospherics
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Examples from the Web for spherics

Historical Examples of spherics

  • A treatise of his “on Spherics” still exists, and was printed in Paris in 1558.

    The Geography of Strabo, Volume II (of 3)

    Strabo


British Dictionary definitions for spherics

spherics

1
noun
  1. (functioning as singular) the geometry and trigonometry of figures on the surface of a sphere
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spherics

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US sferics

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) short for atmospherics
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spherics in Science

sferics

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