Definition of Spherical

1. Adjective. Of or relating to spheres or resembling a sphere. "Spherical geometry"

Antonyms: Nonspherical
Derivative terms: Sphere
Partainyms: Sphere

2. Adjective. Having the shape of a sphere or ball. "Little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"

Definition of Spherical

1. a. Having the form of a sphere; like a sphere; globular; orbicular; as, a spherical body.

Definition of Spherical

1. Adjective. (geometry) shaped like a sphere ¹

2. Adjective. (geometry) (''no comparative or superlative'') of, or pertaining to, spheres ¹

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Definition of Spherical

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Spherical

1. Pertaining to, or shaped like, a sphere. (05 Mar 2000)

Spherical Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spherical

sphere of influence
sphere of knowledge
spheres of influence
spherical (current term)
spherical aberration
spherical aberrations
spherical amalgam
spherical angle
spherical angles
spherical cap
spherical caps
spherical form of occlusion
spherical geometry
spherical harmonics
spherical lens
spherical lune
spherical nucleus
spherical polygon

Literary usage of Spherical

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1904)
"(15) To determine the coefficients C, we must perform the multiplication indicated in the first line, and express the result in a series of spherical ..."

2. Mirrors, Prisms and Lenses: A Text-book of Geometrical Optics by James Powell Cocke Southall (1918)
"Diagrams showing the refraction of paraxial rays at a spherical surface should ... The spherical refracting surface must be represented in the figure by the ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1904)
"On spherical Curves. By HAROLD HILTON, MA If the stereographic projection of a ... In general the projection of such a spherical curve is a plane curve ..."

4. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1873)
"Application of spherical Harmonic Analysis to the Determination of the Distribution of Electricity on spherical and nearly spherical Conductors under the ..."

5. Mathematical and Physical Papers: Collected from Different Scientific by Baron William Thomson Kelvin, Sir Joseph Larmor, James Prescott Joule (1890)
"Thus Vt and F/, as defined in § 7, are spherical harmonics of degree or ... We shall sometimes call the latter a spherical harmonic of inverse order t. ..."

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