# Associations to the word «Spherical»

## Wiktionary

SPHERICAL, adjective. (geometry) Shaped like a sphere.
SPHERICAL, adjective. (geometry) (no comparative or superlative) Of, or pertaining to, spheres.
SPHERICAL, adjective. (mathematics) Of a coordinate system, specifying the location of a point in a plane by using a radius and two angles.
SPHERICAL, adjective. (astrology) Of or relating to the heavenly orbs, or to the sphere or spheres in which, according to ancient astronomy and astrology, they were set.
SPHERICAL ABERRATION, noun. (optics) A type of lens aberration which causes blurriness, particularly away from the centre of the lens.
SPHERICAL ABERRATIONS, noun. Plural of spherical aberration
SPHERICAL ANGLE, noun. (geometry) A particular dihedral angle, the angle between two intersecting arcs on a sphere, measured by the angle between the planes containing the arcs.
SPHERICAL ANGLES, noun. Plural of spherical angle
SPHERICAL CAP, noun. (geometry) A portion of the surface of a sphere cut off by a plane.
SPHERICAL CAPS, noun. Plural of spherical cap
SPHERICAL EXCESS, noun. (geometry) The amount by which the sum of the three angles of a spherical triangle exceeds two right angles. The spherical excess is proportional to the area of the triangle.
SPHERICAL GEOMETRY, noun. (geometry) The non-Euclidean geometry on the surface of a sphere.
SPHERICAL HARMONICS, noun. (mathematics) The solutions to Laplace's equation using spherical coordinates
SPHERICAL LUNE, noun. (geometry) A portion of the surface of a sphere cut off by two vertical planes through the centre of the sphere.
SPHERICAL WEDGE, noun. (geometry) A volume of a sphere lying between two vertical planes through the centre of the sphere.
SPHERICAL WEDGES, noun. Plural of spherical wedge

## Dictionary definition

SPHERICAL, adjective. Of or relating to spheres or resembling a sphere; "spherical geometry".
SPHERICAL, adjective. Having the shape of a sphere or ball; "a spherical object"; "nearly orbicular in shape"; "little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey.

## Wise words

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