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Spherical Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • 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

  • Pumpkin geometry: stunning shadow sculptures that illuminate an ancient mathematical technique
    Henry Segerman and Saul Schleimer paint beautiful shadows based on the maths of stereographic projection, a method originally used by cartographers to map the Earth Like a Halloween pumpkin, the hollow sphere casts a dramatic shadow across the room. The curved lines on the spherical shell magically produce a grid of perfect squares. It would make for an amazing la Read more on this news related to 'Spherical'
  • Ricoh's Theta gets spherical video capabilities
    Ricoh has announced that its Theta 360-degree pocket camera is about to get some new siblings. The new Thetas are very similar in design and capabilities to the original that Gizmag reviewed last year , but have an extra trick to show off – the m15 models can now shoot video... Continue Reading Ricoh's Theta gets spherical video capabilities Section: Digital Read more on this news related to 'Spherical'
  • Shoot 360-degree omnidirectional videos with Ricoh's Theta m15 camera
    If you’re into action sports, Ricoh has a new camera that can film your moves in 360 degrees. The Theta m15 is a slender handheld shooter with a spherical lens that can shoot omnidirectional videos up to three minutes long. By adding video, it improves upon the previous Theta, which Ricoh described last year as the only consumer device that can take 360-degree p Read more on this news related to 'Spherical'

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