# steradian

[stuh-rey-dee-uh n]

- a solid angle at the center of a sphere subtending a section on the surface equal in area to the square of the radius of the sphere. Abbreviation: sr

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## Origin of steradian^{}

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## steradian

- an SI unit of solid angle; the angle that, having its vertex in the centre of a sphere, cuts off an area of the surface of the sphere equal to the square of the length of the radiusSymbol: sr

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## Word Origin

C19: from stereo- + radian

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## steradian

[stĭ-rā′dē-ən]

- A unitless measure of solid angles. A solid angle projecting from the center of a sphere and cutting its surface has a measure ofsr2 steradians, where s is the surface area of the sphere cut out by the solid angle, and r is the radius of the sphere. See also radian.

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