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Spherical Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • having the shape of a sphere or ball; "a spherical object"; "nearly orbicular in shape"; "little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey
  • of or relating to spheres or resembling a sphere; "spherical geometry"

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Spherical Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A sphere is a shape in space that is like the surface of a ball. Most of the time, the terms ball and sphere are used as the same. But in mathematics, the precise (exact) definition only allows points in the 3 dimensional space which are uniformly and symmetrically located at a fixed length called radius of the sphere.

Examples of these are basketballs, superballs, and playground balls.

In other places sphere means the earth.

A sphere is the 3 dimensional analogue of a circle.



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'Spherical' example sentence in quotations


* . . . for until that God who rules all the region of the sky. . . has freed you from the fetters of your body, you cannot gain admission here. Men were created with the understanding that they were to look after that sphere called Earth, which you see in the middle of the temple. Minds have been given to them out of the eternal fires you call fixed stars and planets, those spherical solids which, quickened with divine minds, journey through their circuits and orbits with amazing speed.... - Marcus Tullius Cicero

* Stuart Would ya look at the size of that kid's head It's the size of a planetoid and it has it's own weather system Looks like an orange on a toothpick I'm not kidding, that boy's head is like Sputnik spherical but quite pointy at parts He'll be crying himself to sleep tonight, on his huge pillow. - So I Married an Axe Murderer


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  • Mysterious spherical fossils could be oldest known animals
    A series of bizarre spherical fossils unearthed in China and dating back 600 million years could be the remains of some of the earliest animals. Read more on this news related to 'Spherical'
  • Strange sphere fossils could be oldest known animals
    A series of bizarre spherical fossils unearthed in China and dating back 600 million years could be the remains of some of the earliest animals. Read more on this news related to 'Spherical'
  • Bizarre Sphere Fossils Could Be Among World's Earliest Animals
    A series of mysterious spherical fossils found in southern China may be remnants of some of the world's earliest animals. Instead, the fossils may be multicellular algae, or even the embryosof ancient animals. "The real value of these fossils is that we now have some direct evidence about how this transition from single-celled organisms to things like ani Read more on this news related to 'Spherical'

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