spherical [sfer-i-kuhl, sfeer-] SynonymsWord Origin adjective
- having the form of a sphere; globular.
- formed in or on a sphere, as a figure.
- of or relating to a sphere or spheres.
- pertaining to the heavenly bodies, or to their supposed revolving spheres or shells.
- 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
- shaped like a sphere
- of or relating to a spherespherical geometry
- geometry formed on the surface of or inside a spherea spherical triangle
- of or relating to heavenly bodies
- 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.
quasi-spherical in Medicine spherical [sfîr′ĭ-kəl, sfĕr′-] adj.
- Having the shape of or approximating a sphere; globular.