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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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Spherical Sample Sentences in News


  • Spherical nucleic acids set stage for new paradigm in drug development
    ( Northwestern University ) A Northwestern University-led research team led is the first to show spherical nucleic acids (SNAs) can be used as potent drugs to effectively train the immune system to fight disease, by either boosting or dampening the immune response. By increasing the immune response toward a specific cell type, SNAs could be used to target anything Read more on this news related to 'Spherical'
  • Facebook unveils VR-ready 'spherical videos' for News Feed
    The next frontier for Facebook isn't video, it's "spherical videos" — immersive, 360-degree videos that work right in the News Feed. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the new feature on stage at the social network's annual F8 developer conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. See also: What to expect at Facebook's F8 conference Sp Read more on this news related to 'Spherical'
  • Facebook Unveils Immersive 360-Degree Video for News Feeds
    Facebook is testing what it calls "spherical video," a new breed of online video you can view from multiple angles. The post Facebook Unveils Immersive 360-Degree Video for News Feeds appeared first on WIRED . Read more on this news related to 'Spherical'

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