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spherical


spherical [sfer-i-kuhl, sfeer-] SynonymsWord Origin adjective

  1. having the form of a sphere; globular.
  2. formed in or on a sphere, as a figure.
  3. of or relating to a sphere or spheres.
  4. pertaining to the heavenly bodies, or to their supposed revolving spheres or shells.
  5. pertaining to the heavenly bodies regarded astrologically as exerting influence on humankind and events.

Often spher·ic. Origin of spherical 1515–25; Late Latin sphēric(us) (see spherics1) + -al1 Related formsspher·i·cal·i·ty, nounspher·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·spher·ic, adjectivenon·spher·i·cal, adjectivenon·spher·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·spher·i·cal·i·ty, nounqua·si-spher·i·cal, adjectivequa·si-spher·i·cal·ly, adverbsub·spher·ic, adjectivesub·spher·i·cal, adjectiveun·spher·i·cal, adjectiveSynonyms for spherical 1. rounded. British Dictionary definitions for quasi-spherical spherical spheric adjective

  1. shaped like a sphere
  2. of or relating to a spherespherical geometry
  3. geometry formed on the surface of or inside a spherea spherical triangle
    1. of or relating to heavenly bodies
    2. of or relating to the spheres of the Ptolemaic or the Copernican system

Derived Formsspherically, adverbsphericalness, noun Word Origin and History for quasi-spherical spherical adj.

1520s, from sphere + -ical.

quasi-spherical in Medicine spherical [sfîr′ĭ-kəl, sfĕr′-] adj.

  1. Having the shape of or approximating a sphere; globular.

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